Plight of Rural Health and Government Physicians in the PhilippinesCreated by:
Government physicians in general who are working in the Philippines have lower income compared to those who are moonlighting and in the private practice. They are required to serve at least 40 hours a week from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon while others who are working in the hospitals go on 24 hours duty. Others serve in a 1:20,000 ratio or population per community. In as much as they want to provide quality health services to the people, they can only do little because of the lack of manpower. There was a time where doctors took up nursing for greener pasture. These government and rural health physicians would really want to serve the country but the dilemma of having to work with a greater paycheck is uncommon to them.