The Philippines will cap the quantity of newly-hired nurses and different health professionals it yearly sends abroad to 5,000 beginning in 2021, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman mentioned.
Duterte has accredited the limit, considering the demand for nurses and medical doctors within the Philippines and abroad, his spokesman Harry Roque mentioned in a briefing on Monday. The Philippines is battling the second-worst coronavirus outbreak in Southeast Asia.
The Philippines, which sends hundreds of medical practitioners to work abroad, has lifted a ban on deployment of health employees imposed earlier this yr.
About 13,000 nurses go away the Philippines for work abroad yearly, CNN Philippines reported, citing the top of the Filipino Nurses United group.