Capitol to look into hospitals, ‘lazy’ doctors who refer patients to VSMMC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol will be looking into provincial and district hospitals, as well as doctors, who refer patients from the province with manageable cases to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) instead of…

AppleOne Medical Group solidifies healthcare imprint across VisMin

PR 02/11/2022

As we enter into another chapter in the ever-evolving narrative of the local healthcare industry amidst the pandemic, there continues to be an overwhelming demand for institutions to rethink old ways, reconfigure traditional structures that may no…

Sea ambulances to ply the waters of Cebu soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Patients from Cebu’s fifth district will no longer have to worry about traffic when going to hospitals in Metro Cebu. Cebu 5th District Rep. Duke Frasco announced that the national government has begun…

Mandaue exec: Despite rise in COVID cases, isolation facilities, hospitals not overwhelmed

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/24/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Mandaue City, isolation facilities and hospitals are still not overwhelmed. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairperson of the committee on health, on Monday, January 23, said…

When to home isolate or home quarantine?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is already encouraging the public to home isolate or home quarantine considering that facilities in Cebu have been damaged due to Typhoon Odette. Doctor…

First light: Power reaches hospitals in downtown, uptown Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Visayan Electric has managed to provide power to a portion of Cebu City’s uptown and downtown areas. Visayan Electric President, Engineer Raul Lucero, said that this came from the Cebu Private Power Corporation…

Cebu City to deploy buses for nurses, healthcare workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will be deploying buses for healthcare workers, who need to travel to and from the hospitals during the onslaught of Supertyphoon Odette.  The Philippine Nurses Association appealed to the tricites of…

Only 150 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are fewer COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals in Cebu City, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) here, revealed. The EOC said only 150 COVID-19 dedicated beds in 15 public and private hospitals in…

PBB releases monthly stipend for nurses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cash incentives for nurses who were recently hired and deployed in hospitals to take care of COVID patients have been released. The Project Balik Buhay (PBB) on Monday, September 13, 2021, turned over…

How fast does Delta spread? In Cebu, 24k new cases in 1 month

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas experienced the “second wave” of COVID-19 cases, during the first few months of 2021. At that time, everyone was enjoying the most relaxed form of community quarantine status – Modified General…

EOC: No more waiting lines in most hospitals

Dyrecka Letigio 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported that further improvements have been observed in the COVID-19 situation in the city in the past few days. The most noticeable of which is that…

Capitol sends more medicines, equipment to hospitals

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol has provided additional medicines and equipment to aid hospitals in the province as the surge of COVID-19 cases continues. Data from the Provincial Health Office showed that the four provincial and…

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