Greener pastures

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 08/30/2021

  “Have you guys ever thought of just leaving?” A med school classmate asks. The question has been weighing on his mind. He is a young physician with a child. He is tired, both of the physical…

Hi-Precision Diagnostics expands branches in Cebu, improves safety protocols for walk-in patients

PR 08/18/2021

For 25 years, Hi-Precision Diagnostics has been providing Filipinos nationwide with top-quality healthcare at an accessible price point. Now available in over 100 branches across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, we are constantly expanding and improving our services…

The Sinovac conundrum

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 03/05/2021

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection…

DOH-7 says Cebu City hospitals still far from being overwhelmed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Hospitals here are nowhere near being overwhelmed, as far as the regional health office is concerned. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) disagreed with projections from the OCTA Research Group that in the…

The rise of ‘LGU citizenship’

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 02/05/2021

It used to be that regardless of where you live in the Philippines, you expected more or less the same policies and services, with only the urban-rural divide making a difference—for instance, in health care. Of course,…

DOH: ‘Unfair’ to compare PH to countries with better health systems

Krissy Aguilar 01/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, January 29, 2021, decried the “unfair” comparison of the Philippines with other countries that have better health systems in assessing government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. This,…

A nurse’s baggage

Mark Alvin Fabros - @inquirerdotnet 01/07/2021

I did not know I was knackered that day until I threw my bits of scrubs on the skip, and a deep sigh escaped unexpectedly. This was the first time in a long time that I was…

The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

Capitol to train 16K BHWs on alternative health care

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol is planning to train the 16,000 barangay health workers (BHWs) in its 44 towns and seven component cities for alternative health care along with its plan to establish a Provincial Traditional…

Four health workers among 6 COVID cases in Argao

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Argao on Friday, June 19, reported six new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, and four of them happened to be health care workers. “Unom na ka tawo ang konpirmado nga COVID-19 positive sa…

Health worker with address in Tangke is Talisay’s new COVID-19 patient

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A health care worker, who is residing in Sitio Tunga, Barangay Tangke, is Talisay City’s newest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient, the mayor has announced on Monday, May 25. Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam”…

Universal Health Care Law implementation starts in Cebu; DOH reminds not everything is ‘free’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law has officially started in Cebu on Thursday, January 9, 2020. This is after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed a…

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