3K BHWs, private health workers in Cebu City vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay and private health workers in Cebu City have been vaccinated five days after the vaccine roll-out. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that a total of 3,620 barangay health workers…

LCP chair to mayors: Be patient, stop cutting vaccine line

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stop cutting the vaccine line and be patient for one’s turn. This was the statement of League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) chairperson, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, after at least five…

Duterte OKs use of 525,600 AstraZeneca vaccines as first dose for health workers

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation to use all currently available AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in the country as the first doses for healthcare workers amid the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. This means…

Vaccination simulations for BHWs and health workers begin in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination simulations in Cebu City have begun today, March 19, 2021, and will last at least for a week. The barangay health workers (BHW) and other frontliners will be vaccinated starting March…

3,000 nurses dead, COVID-19 exodus looming: global federation

03/11/2021

GENEVA, Switzerland  – At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses’ federation said Thursday, March 11, 2021, as it warned of a looming exodus of health workers traumatized by the pandemic. Exactly one…

Vaccines key to lowering COVID-19 cases in Cebu City —EOC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vaccines are the key to the lowering of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City. This was the statement of Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the Emergency Operations…

9 Lapu-Lapu health dept. employees positive of COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Nine Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) employees and contact tracers tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan in a press briefing on Wednesday,…

EOC urges vigilance with rise in cases among health workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is urging the public to be more vigilant with the slight rise of active Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city. After dropping to less…

COVID-19 health workers in Cebu City receive last tranche of financial assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Private health workers here who are at the frontlines of the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have started receiving their last tranche of financial subsidy from the city government. Each private health…

Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: US panel

12/02/2020

Washington, United States—Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should be prioritized in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccinations, an advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, December 1,…

1, 800 Cebu City medical workers receive first tranche of financial assistance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nurse Michelle Macahasa worked in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ward of Chong Hua Hospital (CHH) for the last six months. She said the pandemic gave a new meaning to their profession, as…

Rubbing salt on the wound

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/01/2020

  One too often gets the feeling, and I’ve occasionally written about it, that our so-called public servants in government can be such experts in constantly finding ways to make life more difficult for us Filipinos. Filipino…

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