Region 7 remains free of monkeypox

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas remains free of monkeypox, the regional bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-7) announced. DOH-7, in a press conference on Tuesday, July 26, said that the region, and the entire country…

PRO-7 participates in National Blood Donors Month

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 07/11/2022

CEBH CITY, Philippines — At least 67 policemen of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) donated their blood on Monday, July 11, 2022, in line with the National Blood Donors Month. Police Lieutenant Colonel Mary…

As F2F classes loom, DOH-7 urges parents to get their kids vaxed vs COVID

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As schools and students prepare for the resumption of traditional style of teaching, health officials here urged parents to get their children vaccinated as protection from COVID-19. The Department of Health in Central…

CV logs 392 active cases as of June 30

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas currently has 392 active COVID-19 cases, based on the June 30, 2022 COVID-19 tracker of the Department of Health-Central Visayas Center for Health and Development’s Regional Epidemiological Surveillance Unit (DOH 7-RESU).…

DOH-7 sends aid, health workers to Barili, Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) vowed to provide additional assistance to address the rising number of cases of typhoid fever in Barili town, southwestern Cebu. DOH-7, in a press conference…

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…

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