The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released an additional P1.185 billion to fund the Special Risk Allowance (SRA) of 63,812 eligible public and private healthcare workers.
Overall, the DBM released a total of P11.856 billion, which benefitted 562,928 health workers.
According to the budget department, healthcare workers received P5,000 SRA per month from 20 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.
“The SRA is an additional benefit received by HCWs, apart from the existing compensations as prescribed under the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers and the DOH-DBM Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2016,” the DBM added.