Doctors skip hospital duty due to unpaid benefits

Maricar Cinco 09/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The delayed release of benefits and the strain of being at the front line of the fight against COVID-19 amid a record-breaking surge in cases due to the Delta variant are affecting not just…

Bañacia thanks Lapu City Council for approving P43M for city’s COVID-19 response

Futch Anthony Inso 08/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) head Nagiel Bañacia has expressed gratitude to the members of the city council after they approved the P43,984,569 budget intended for the city’s Coronavirus…

Cebu City Health needs supplemental approved to hire more doctors, nurses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is banking on the approval of the P206 million budget they have proposed to the City Council’s committee on budget and finance to be able to hire…

Tumulak: Manpower not enough for planned additional vaccination sites in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of doctors and nurses is a major concern for the additional vaccination sites that Cebu City plans to open for the forthcoming mass vaccination against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Councilor…

Mandaue City not keen on having own Mobile Vaccination Clinic just yet

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes is not keen on having a Mobile Vaccination Clinic (MVC) in the city at the moment. Cortes said that during their initial talk with the city’s doctors, they…

Mandaue City needs more doctors and nurses for vaccination program

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City is encouraging doctors and nurses who want to become part of the city’s vaccination teams to submit their applications at the Mandaue City Health Office. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, chairman of…

Mandaue to hire nurses, doctors, midwives, encoders for mass vaccination drive

Mary Rose Sararaña 04/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City is in need of contractual nurses, doctors, midwives, and encoders for the city’s COVID-19 mass vaccination drive. Lawyer Giovanni Tianero, Mandaue City Budget Officer and a member of the city’s COVID-19…

ECQ ‘wasted’ as gov’t still has no clear plans – doctors

Donna Pazzibugan 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was “wasted” since the long-term changes necessary to prevent another surge of COVID-19 cases were not implemented. “We re-emphasize that…

Are we fair to our health care workers?

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 03/15/2021

One major issue that came out loud and clear with the coronavirus pandemic is how woefully we have underinvested in our health system capacity, both over time and compared with our Asean neighbors. This largely explains our…

CebuDoc Group launches new Center for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Marc Cosep 01/19/2021

CebuDoc Group launched its new Center for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (CPRM) at the CebuDoc health and Science Building along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City. Its new center caters to patients with physical and developmental disabilities and…

No mass resignation of doctors at Lapu hospital — chief

Futch Anthony Inso 01/06/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- The Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) has clarified that there was no incidence of mass resignation of doctors in the said facility. Dr. Ronald Oporto, hospital chief of the LLCH, however, admitted that they did…

DOH: Docs administering vaccines, drugs sans FDA approval may lose license

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Doctors who administer drugs or vaccines without prior approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will risk losing their medical license, the Department of Health (DOH) has warned. “We will investigate the illegal…

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