C. Visayas immunization coverage rate drops to 20% for 1st half of 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is intensifying its immunization drive for children as it posted its lowest inoculation rate so far. DOH-7 on Saturday, October 23, launched a ceremonial vaccination…

No vaccines destroyed in blackout, says DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – All COVID-19 vaccines stored in cold storage facilities in Central Visayas were spared from damage when most parts of the region experienced a four-hour blackout on Friday evening, August 20. The regional office…

Amid rise in demand, Cebu’s supply of medical oxygen remains stable

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Supply of medical oxygen in Cebu remains stable, local officials said. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) assured the public that there is no shortage of medical oxygen here amid an…

DOH-7 deploys additional 30 nurses to Cebu City hospitals

Futch Anthony Inso 07/22/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has already deployed additional 30 nurses to different private hospitals in Cebu City. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, regional director of DOH-7, said that this after the…

No Delta variant detected in Central Visayas yet

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases was not due to the presence of the dreaded Delta variant. DOH -7 Director Dr.…

Central Visayas reinforces measures as COVID cases continue to rise

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in Central Visayas are now reinforcing measures to prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases here continue to rise. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on…

Inoculation for A4 may start early if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Individuals here in Central Visayas, classified under A4 of the Philippine National Deployment Plan for COVID-19 vaccines, may receive their COVID-19 vaccine doses earlier than expected. But only if majority of those, who…

No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will temporarily stop accepting flights carrying returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for two days. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual press conference…

‘One-Island’ swab policy for ROFs eyed in entire Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island of Cebu plans to sway away from swabbing policies of the national government’s anti-COVID task force. Key officials of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious…

New P27M hospital building turned over to Lapu-Lapu City gov’t

Futch Anthony Inso 04/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has formally turned over to the Lapu-Lapu City government the P27 million phase 2 of the newly constructed Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) main building on…

VSMMC healthcare workers to receive COVID vaccines from Pfizer 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) announced that the first batch of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines for Cebu will arrive sooner. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, director of DOH-7, said they are expecting vaccines…

DOH-7 to Cebuanos: Prepare for ‘New Normal’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite experiencing spikes in the number of new infections, the coronavirus outbreak in Metro Cebu remained manageable, local health officials said. “Yes, there is a spike but it is still manageable since our…

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