DOH eyes HIV testing in schools

Futch Anthony Inso 10/08/2017

The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is planning to conduct Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) testing in schools. But Dr. Van Philip Baton, coordinator of Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Program of DOH-7, clarified that…

11 AIDS cases, 74 HIV cases in C. Visayas recorded in June

Futch Anthony Inso 09/06/2017

ABOUT 74 new cases of HIV and 11 AIDS cases were recorded in Central Visayas last June by the regional Department of Health (DOH-7). Dr. Van Phillip Baton, coordinator of Re-Emerging Infectious Disease Program, said the number…

DOH-7 intensifies campaign against Japanese Encephalitis

Futch Anthony Inso 09/06/2017

THE Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has strengthened its campaign against Japanese Encephalitis following several deaths in Luzon. According to Renan Cimafranca of Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) -7, the regional health office has…

TB cases rising in Central Visayas

Futch Inso 08/04/2017

SOCIAL stigma continues to hinder people afflicted with tuberculosis (TB) from seeking immediate treatment, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-7) said yesterday. DOH-7 nurse Junie May Marino said some people still feel ashamed about…

DOH records 360 HIV cases, 26 AIDS cases in Central Visayas

Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2017

Cases of HIV and AIDS rose in the first five months of the year in Central Visayas, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-7) said Wednesday. Based on DOH’s record, there were 360 reported cases…

LGUs told to create own anti-smoking task force

Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2017

LOCAL governments were asked to create their own respective task forces against smoking in public places. Ligaya Moneva, information officer of the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-7) said they have not recorded any violation…

Forum updates PWDs on their rights, benefits

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/18/2017

Groups of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from all over Cebu attended a forum on their rights, privileges and benefits at the Social Hall of Cebu City Hall last Friday. Dubbed “Ang Pagtambayayong Alang Sa Atong Kaigsuonang PWD…

DOH-7 joins nationwide call for justice for the slain doctor

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/06/2017

CEBU CITY—More than 100 employees of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) started wearing black armbands on Monday to seek justice for the killing of rural physician Dreyfuss Perlas last week. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7…

Tumulak to strictly monitor use of barangay ambulances

Inna Mejia 02/17/2017

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak is asking officials of the city’s 80 barangays to comply with Department of Health (DOH) standards in using their ambulances. Tumulak said ambulance should be manned by competent personnel, should have life…

Naga residents cry foul over plant odor

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/09/2017

A MILITANT group is urging government agencies to check the disposal waste facility of a plant in Sitio Upper Soton, Barangay Pangdan, Naga City. Dennis Darige, coordinator of Partidong Manggagawa (PM), said that Fresh Cuts Agri Cebu…