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End to Philippine volunteer nursing training program pressed

MANILA, Philippines — Three of the largest organizations of nurses in the country joined congressmen in assailing the continued government inaction to demands for an end to the volunteer nursing training program allegedly exploited by nearly all private and government medical institutions.  

 Laguna Rep San Luis said government, through the Departments of Health and of Labor and Employment, has the moral obligation to look into the complaints of majority of the country’s over 280,000 nurses who are forced to do regular nursing jobs in hospitals without getting paid.
Nars ng Bayan president Eleanor M. Nolasco said Health Secretary Enrique Ona should heed their appeal for a halt to this illegal, unethical and exploitative practice at the same time provide employment opportunities for nurses with corresponding professional development and advancement programs.”

"Our nurses want to work and earn a living but they become forced volunteers. The certificates of training given them are not accepted for employment overseas,” complained Dr. Leah Primitiva G. Samaco, president of Ang Nars. 
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