300 Mandaue healthcare workers may receive One COVID-19 allowance

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- About 300 medical and non-medical workers in Mandaue City may soon receive the One COVID-19 allowance (OCA). Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, assistant city health officer, said they have already submitted the list with the…

Unvaccinated triathletes will be barred from 70.3 Ironman race in Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 06/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Unvaccinated athletes will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming 70.3 Ironman Triathlon on August 7, 2022. This was agreed upon during the first Coordination Meeting of the technical working group at…

Loreche appointed as next CCMC chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dr. Mary Jean Loreche has been appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as the next Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) head. The mayor said in a phone interview with reporters on June…

DOH-7 reports low COVID-19 healthcare utilization rate

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7)  reported that only 11 of the 126 dedicated COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the entire region were occupied as of June 18, 2022. Its…

DOH-7 exec to public: Know your risk classification before taking off face mask

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A health official urged the public to know their risk classification before deciding to take off their face mask, especially in public places. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of…

Lapu holds dengue caravan to drum up campaign vs disease

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government holds an ASEAN Dengue Day caravan on Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2022. The activity aims to instill awareness to Oponganons on how to avoid the disease and the mosquitoes…

Cebu City partners with DOH-7 for brgy-based blood donation drive

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On June 14, World Blood Donor Day, the Cebu City government and the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to hold barangay-based bloodletting drives. This will…

Habal-habal drivers donate in LTO-7 bloodletting campaign

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorcycle taxi (habal-habal) drivers in Metro Cebu gave back to the community by donating their blood on the World Blood Donors Day, June 14, 2022, at the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas…

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…

Measles also on the rise in Central Visayas 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has urged parents and adult guardians to ensure their children has completed their inoculation schedules, particularly against measles. This after the regional health office observed an increase…

Lechon downs several individuals in CV

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/07/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The delectable lechon (roasted pig in English), like any other food, must be handled properly, health officials here urged the public. This after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reported…

Number of dengue cases may continue to rise, says DOH-7 

Morexette Marie Erram 06/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has reiterated its reminders and caution to the public when it comes to dengue. Local health officials here said that they are expecting the number of dengue…

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