Fireworks-related injuries doubled in CV says DOH

Futch Anthony Inso 01/03/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Fireworks-related injuries in Central Visayas have already doubled, the Department of Health (DOH)-7 said on Tuesday. Based on the data released by the health department, from December 21, 2022, to 6:00 a.m. of January…

No incidents of indiscriminate firing recorded in Cebu province — CPPO official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) did not record any incident of indiscriminate firing in the province on New Year’s Day celebration. Police  Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gifter Sucalit, deputy director for operations of…

DOH-7 reports rise in firecracker injuries during Christmas, New Year’s Eve celebrations

Futch Anthony Inso 01/02/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reported an increase in firecracker-related injuries in the region as people were already allowed to resume Christmas and New Year’s Eve gatherings. In a report…

Over 600,000 remain unvaccinated in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 600,000 individuals in Central Visayas remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, local regional health officials said. As of December 4, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) recorded to have administered over…

Central Visayas records over 700 HIV/AIDS cases as of Sept.

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — During the first nine months of this year, health officials in Central Visayas recorded over 700 cases of the human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).  Based on the latest data from the Department…

Close to 1M in Region 7 received booster dose

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials in Central Visayas still need to administer over 1 million booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of October 3, the Department of Health here (DOH-7) reported that close to…

Cebu City urged: Back COVID-19 vaccination initiatives of neighboring regions

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After commending the Cebu City government and Central Visayas for achieving a good turnout in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) central office has requested that the…

DOH-7: Avoid swimming in Catarman, Cordova waters

Futch Anthony Inso 09/09/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) issued a health warning on Thursday, September 8, 2022, cautioning the public from engaging in public swimming and other similar activities in the coastal waters…

Cebu island has highest number of dengue cases in CV

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of dengue cases in Central Visayas continues to rise, the latest data from the regional health office showed. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) reported that as of August…

Central Visayas still needs to administer 3.6M COVID-19 shots

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas still needs to administer over 3.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines in order to reach its new target for the government’s revamped vaccination drive.  Latest report from the Department of…

DOH-7 spearheads SIMEX to prepare for bombing incidents

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—To optimize response in times of any bombing incident here, various local government agencies participated in a Mass Casualty Management Simulation Exercise at the Cebu City Sports Center on Friday morning, August 5, 2022. Around…

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…

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