Undergo checkups, DOH advises people with hypertension

Nestle L. Semilla 05/08/2018

Those suffering from hypertension were advised to undergo regular checkups to monitor their condition. Dr. Genevieve Dahay of the Department of Health regional office (DOH-7) said those with hypertension are vulnerable to the summer heat especially at…

Market vendors to hold emegency meeting amid DOH alert status for shellfish poisoning

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Futch Anthony Inso 04/10/2018

  The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is currently on alert status after coastal waters in Bohol, Leyte, Surigao del Sur and Palawan were found positive of paralytic shellfish poison which is beyond the regulatory…

DOH: “62 kids may have died after receiving Dengvaxia”

Inquirer.net 04/07/2018

The Department of Health (DOH) has now recorded 62 deaths of children who received the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine from the government’s immunization program. Health undersecretary Enrique Domingo said they are still collating the medical records of the…

Raps filed vs DOH officials, execs from 2 firms over Dengvaxia mess

Inquirer.net 04/05/2018

Criminal complaints have been filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against officials of the Department of Health (DOH) and executives from two private corporations for the death of four children inoculated with the Dengvaxia vaccine. Facing…

City Hall lot donation to DOH questioned

Morexette Erram 04/03/2018

Can Cebu City Hall donate parcels of land at the South Road Properties (SRP) to the Department of Health (DOH-7) regional office? This question was raised in Tuesday’s public hearing on the proposed ordinance to transfer ownership…

DOH says deaths not related to anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia

Futch Anthony Inso 03/07/2018

Urges parents to complete children’s immunization The Department of Health (DOH)-7 has clarified that of the four deaths recorded so far of children who received Dengvaxia shots in Cebu, not one had been caused by the anti-dengue…

DOH-7 records fourth case of Dengvaxia-related death in Cebu

Futch A. Inso 03/05/2018

Another child who received Dengvaxia vaccination died last Friday. The death of the 10-year-old girl from San Fernando town, which is the fourth recorded case in Cebu this year, was confirmed by Regional Director Dr. Jaime Bernadas…

200-bed hospital to be established in Bogo City

Morexette Erram 02/15/2018

Dr. Rene Catan of the Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) announced that the national government has funded the construction of the three-storey medical center inside Severo Verallo Memorial District Hospital compound in Bogo City, Cebu, approximately 101…

DOH Usec addressed Dengvaxia concerns during Cebu visit

Futch Anthony Inso, Norman V. Mendoza 02/02/2018

Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle visited residents of the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Talisay, Cebu yesterday to answer queries from parents regarding the department’s dengue vaccination program. Valle assures the public that the government will…

DOH asks public: Don’t fear vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2018

HEALTH authorities in Cebu and Central Visayas said it will intensify its education campaign on immunization to allay public anxiety in the wake of the Dengvaxia vaccine debacle. Regional Director Dr. Jaime Bernadas of the Department of…