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…

Father and son doctors who treated patients die from COVID-19

Inquirer.net 08/13/2020

Two doctors from two generations within a family, who both dedicated their lives to healing and saving patients, unfortunately succumbed to the deadly novel coronavirus disease in Florida, United States. Dr. Jorge Vallejo was a retired obstetrician…

DOH, AFP sending doctors to Cebu

Jeannette Andrade, Nestor Burgos Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/29/2020

A desperate cry for help from overburdened medical frontliners battling a surge in new coronavirus cases in Cebu City has been answered — partly. The Department of Health (DOH) is sending doctors from rural areas in Western…

AFP medical team ready to fight COVID-19 in Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) medical team is in Cebu City to help handle the growing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. All 33 personnel of the…

Doctors to see athletes, coaches remotely

June Navarro 04/28/2020

Monitoring the health and safety of over a thousand athletes on a daily basis has become a challenging task for the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). To keep the sports agency updated on the well-being of the national…

Group of doctors in Cebu offer free online consultation

Immae Lachica 04/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A group of Cebu-based doctors is offering free online consultation for Cebuanos who want to get checked without going to the hospital so as to avoid the risk of getting exposed to the coronavirus…

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