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…

Cebu City hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Andres (not his real name) had a severe headache on Friday. The 55-year-old businessman was rushed to the privately owned Cebu South Medical Center in Talisay City in southern Cebu but there…

Rama addresses nurse shortage issues

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/02/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has directed City Health Department office-in-charge Jeffrey Ibones to look into available nurses of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) to augment other hospitals that lack…

Cebu City execs eye brgys for more ambulances, concerned over waiting patient dying in one

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is now on the hunt for more ambulances to serve individuals who need medical care as the recent death of a woman inside an ambulance while waiting outside the hospital has…

Private sector pledge to give nurses P15k monthly allowance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To address the lack of healthcare workers attending to infected patients in hospitals, the government, and private sector has dangled financial incentives for nurses who will be deployed in COVID-19 wards. The Project…

Palace: Face shields in hospitals now a policy but IATF can appeal decision

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The wearing of face shields only in hospitals is now considered a policy since it was President Rodrigo Duterte who made the decision, but the government’s pandemic task force can still appeal to this,…

Indian hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 ‘tsunami’

Reuters 04/25/2021

NEW DELHI — Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive…

Hospitals urged to fast-track vaccination drive — DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals in Central Visayas are encouraged to fast-track not only their respective inoculation schedules but also the submission of data related to them. This after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7)…

Gov’t says no lockdown even as hospitals start hitting full capacity

Donna Pazzibugan 03/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hospitals in Metro Manila and the Cordillera Administrative Region are running out of beds for critically ill COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases surge to post the highest daily count this year. In Metro Manila,…

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