Only 150 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are fewer COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals in Cebu City, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) here, revealed. The EOC said only 150 COVID-19 dedicated beds in 15 public and private hospitals in…

P237.28 million disbursed for risk allowances of health workers, says DOH

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it had already downloaded P237.28 million to public and private hospitals for the special risk allowances (SRA) of around 20,000 health-care workers who directly dealt with…

PhilHealth to unveil benefit packages for mild, moderate COVID-19 patients on home isolation

Daphne Galvez 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is set to roll out benefit packages for COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms isolating at home or other care facilities, an official of the Department of…

At least 27 dead in fire at Baghdad hospital for COVID patients — medical sources

Reuters 04/25/2021

BAGHDAD — At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said.…

Indian hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 ‘tsunami’

Reuters 04/25/2021

NEW DELHI — Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive…

Lapu gov’t eyes DOH accreditation for Hoops Dome as isolation facility

Futch Anthony Inso 03/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government wants the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob to get accreditation from the Department of Health (DOH) to be an isolation facility. Lapu-Lapu Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that they already have…

Mandaue prepares two new isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/30/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Patients who continue to occupy Mandaue City’s isolation facility that is located at the Mandaue City Central School (MCCS) compound are already due for transfer to other isolation facilities in the city. Dr.…

Robot doctors to aid frontliners in Bulacan

Carmela Reyes-Estrope 06/16/2020

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Philippines — In this Bulacan capital, medical doctors will be getting an extra pair of hands, albeit robotic, to monitor the health condition of COVID-19 patients. These roving robot doctors are equipped with…

Police to pull out COVID-19 positive individuals who refuse to transfer to isolated centers

05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Patients who are positive of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City who refuse to be transferred to isolation centers will be pulled out by police if they will be…

DOST to test virgin coconut oil on COVID-19 patients

05/01/2020

Patients are being selected for the clinical trial of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as treatment for new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Thursday. De la Peña said that following the ethics…

Labangon needs more quarantine space for COVID-19 patients

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Labangon needs more quarantine space to cater to its more than a hundred Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Labangon Barangay Captain Victor Buendia told CDN Digital that out of the 122 cases,…

Transfer of COVID-19 patients in Barrio Luz begins tonight

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 135 cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Sitio Zapatera, Barangay Luz in Cebu City will finally be isolated a week after the rapid rise of cases in the area. Barangay…

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