Be wary of street food, DOH says

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 01/14/2018

Chloe Cantunao is one of many patrons of street food sold in Colon Street, Cebu City. He said he could spend P80 a day eating such fare as siomai (steamed dumpling), saang (conch shells) and balut (fertilized…

Doc bares ‘mafia-like’ operations at DOH

Inquirer 01/13/2018

A former consultant of the Department of Health (DOH) exposed yesterday the operations of an alleged “mafia” inside the Health department composed of several former and current officials who profited from the controversial procurement of the Dengvaxia…

DOH: Iwas Paputok campaign needs more improvement

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 01/03/2018

WHILE most firecracker-related injuries during the holidays involved people in urban centers, data gathered by the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) showed a need to improve enforcement of the firecracker ban in rural areas as…

DOH hopes for zero casualty this holiday season

Futch Anthony Inso, Intern 12/12/2017

The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is hoping for zero casualty as the police and other government agencies enforce Executive Order No. 28 that regulates and controls the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices…

DOH monitors over 150K kids in Cebu given dengue vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 12/04/2017

Over 150,000 children in Cebu were given the controversial dengue vaccine or the Dengvaxia; which was recently withdrawn by the Department of Health following a statement from its manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, that it could lead to “severe…

Pre-meds for HIV patients

Futch Anthony Inso, Intern 11/29/2017

PRE-EXPOSURE medicines may soon be given to those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS, the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) office said yesterday. Dr. Van Philip Baton, coordinator of the DOH’s Re-Emerging Infectious Disease…

DOH says psychologists needed in Cebu schools

Futch Anthony Inso 10/05/2017

Schools in Cebu should hire psychologists or psychiatrists as guidance counselors to help students facing depression and other psychological issues due to bullying or family problems. “It is highly encouraged that guidance counselors are licensed psychologist, because…

DOH urges vaccine vs Japanese Encephalitis

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/13/2017

THE Department of Health (DOH) wants to include the Japanese Encephalitis virus (JEV) in their mass vaccination program. Records from the DOH showed that since 2015 to the present, eight JEV cases were reported in Cebu. The…

DOH steps up campaign against encephalitis cases

Futch Anthony Inso 09/06/2017

EVEN with only one recorded case of Japanese encephalitis (JE), the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) office said it will intensify its campaign against the disease. Renan Cimafranca, Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (Resu) coordinator, said the…

DOH exec: Generic drugs safe, effective

Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 09/06/2017

GENERIC AWARENESS MONTH THE celebration of Generic Awareness Month started last Friday with the aim to promote generic drugs. During the Kapihan sa PIA session yesterday, Dr. Irene Florentino Fajeñas, the Pharmaceutical Division head of the Department…

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