By Ma. Teresa Montemayor, June 29, 2020, 12:36 pm

To help curb the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III has issued a directive to redeploy doctors serving under the Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB) program and other healthcare workers in Cebu City.

DOH stated that DTTBs will be temporarily assigned to Cebu City to provide critical relief as part of the national response to the emergency situation. 

The medical professionals will undergo a pre-deployment orientation, and will be provided with roundtrip transportation, statutory allowances, hazard pay, accommodations, and other incidental expenses during their deployment period in Cebu City.