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200 nurses vie for 119 NDP slots
By: Samuel Candido
Tuesday 14th of January 2014

BORONGAN CITY, Borongan, Eastern Samar, Jan. 14 (PIA) --- About 200 nurses coming from different municipalities  of the province took the examination and interview on January 8-10, 2014 for the Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) of Department of Health (DOH) at Provincial Health Office (PTO), Brgy. Alang-Alang, Borongan City.

In a brief interview, Dr. Jean Egargo, Team Leader of PHO, said those who pass this standard examination and interview will be rehired and deployed to hard-to-reach barangays in the 22 municipalities and one city in the province where a number of the poorest families are found and have no access to better care and services.

“Of course it is a big factor to those nurses who have good performance”. Egargo said.

Dr. Egargo also added, that out of more than 200 nurses who took the examinations there are only 119 slots to be filled in.

She further said, that those who will not pass this examinations can apply in the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and International Humanitarian Assisyance Organizations (IHAO) that are currently present in the province.

The result of the examination will be announced this week and the deployment will be in the middle part of January, Egargo said.

The main goal of this program is to help the country achieve the fifth goal of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5).

This program is funded by the DOH under the NDP (former RN-Heals Program).  (PIA 8 -Eastern Samar)

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