DOH reports slight increase in prices of antihypertensive drugs

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 01/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Prices of antihypertensive medicines slightly increased due to the rising inflation, as well as the depreciation of the Philippine peso, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. This was based on the DOH’s price…

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Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/14/2022

The three most important sectors of a society are those that feed people, keep them healthy, and educate them to be able to have a meaningful life. Yet these are the three sectors where President Marcos Jr.…

Watsons recognized for contributions to government’s vaccination program

PR 11/10/2022

Trusted health, wellness, and beauty retailer Watsons Philippines has been recognized by the Department of Health for its efforts as a partner of the government in the “Resbakuna sa Botika” program now dubbed “PinasLakas”, which provides COVID-19…

DOH reports local transmission of Omicron XBB subvariant, XBC variant

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 10/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is now local transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron subvariant XBB and XBC variant, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday. “Definitely, there is local transmission,” Alathea de Guzman, officer-in-charge of the DOH…

Cebu City private hospital faces probe for allegedly refusing to admit senior patient who later died

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will request the Department of Health (DOH) and the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPI) to investigate a private hospital in Cebu City after it allegedly declined to…

Monkeypox local transmission in PH? DOH exec can’t tell if there’s any

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said that it lacked the information necessary to definitively rule out the possibility of local transmission of the monkeypox virus. DOH officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire pointed…

Face mask to be optional when outdoors nationwide

Jerome Aning, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has decided to make the wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, a major policy shift to relax COVID-19 protocols as the country transitions to the “new normal” of treating…

DOH not aware of Cebu City’s ‘trial period’ for optional use of face masks

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health said on Monday it is unaware of a Cebu City’s “trial period” for the implementation of the optional use of face masks in the city, its officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire…

DOH: Some COVID booster shots not expired but have ‘extended shelf life’

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Some COVID-19 vaccines used for booster shots are not expired but have an “extended shelf life,” Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified on Monday. In a press briefing,  Vergeire was asked…

DOH detects 4th case of monkeypox in PH

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday announced the detection of a fourth confirmed case of monkeypox in the country, with 14 close contacts identified so far. According to the DOH in a statement,…

Metro Manila, most regions in PH remain under Alert Level 1 until August 31

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and most regions in the country will remain under Alert Level 1 until August 31, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Saturday. “The National Capital Region shall remain under Alert Level…

PH logs 190 new BA.5 Omicron subvariant cases — DOH

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 190 cases of BA.5 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 were reported in the country, bringing the total caseload of the more transmissible and vaccine-evasive subvariant cases to 4,203, Department of Health (DOH)…

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