The cut in budget at the government level impacted many areas of the health sector.
For the hospitals, it was a hard year.
Modilon was restricted by the Department of Personnel Management to recruit this year, hence the struggle with manpower.
Sr Gulag Sual, the director nursing services, says: "We only recruited for vacancies that came up. No mass recruit from institutes this year.”
She also revealed the hospital's challenge with drug shortage.