Medical workers warned on jobs in CNMI


Posted at Oct 09 2012 11:41 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2012 07:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos are urged to be cautious when eyeing medical work in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI) allegedly due to the economic condition in the US trust territory.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the warning, citing a report of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Saipan dated August 21, 2012 that possible jobs for Filipino doctors and nurses at the lone hospital in CNMI, the Commonwealth Health Center, may occur as the facility is beset with resignations and demoralized staff.

But because of the gloomy economic situation in the CNMI, the hospital may not be financially capable to meet the payroll needs of new medical workers.

"Due to the current economic situation, Saipan, the capital of CNMI, may not anymore be a viable destination for medical workers, or any other skills categories for that matter," the report said.