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)…

Mandaue councilor: We’re waiting for DOH orders on handling possible monkeypox cases

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/01/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will be waiting for instructions from the Department of Health (DOH) about the management of possible monkeypox cases, but the city will be ready for it. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairman…

DOH-7 urges public to stay vigilant as C. Visayas remains free of monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Monday, August 1, assures that the region remains free of any confirmed cases of monkeypox.  Nevertheless, the regional health office urged the public to…

Make COVID-19 booster shot mandatory, says infectious disease expert

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 07/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 vaccine booster dose should now be made mandatory to boost the protection of more Filipinos amid the rising number of infections, an infectious disease expert said Monday. Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member…

70% in Central Visayas inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has already vaccinated 70 percent of its target population against COVID-19, a year since the vaccination campaign rolled out.  In a recent press conference, the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

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