MANILA, Philippines – Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles clarified that health workers are not required to apply for accreditation from the Department of Health (DOH).
Nograles said health workers may present their professional license cards issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and an ID card issued by their employer.
These ID cards are enough for them to be exempted from the strict protocols imposed under the enhanced community quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Napaka-importante po ng tungkulin at trabaho ng ating mga health workers,” the Spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) said.
“Our health workers, you are our real-life heroes. We thank you for your sacrifice and your service to the nation. Alam ko po kung gaano kahirap ang trabaho po ninyo at ang tungkulin ninyo kaya hindi namin kayo pahihirapan dito sa accreditation IDs,” he added.
Nograles assured that the government has provided free transport service for health workers affected by the suspension of mass transport during the course of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. MNP (with details from Rosalie Coz)
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