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,…

Mild symptomatics and asymptomatics told: Choose isolation centers over hospitals

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The continuous rise in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the city is alarming the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) not because there has been a rise in critical cases, but…

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…

US hospitals again under pressure with Covid on the rise

11/12/2020

Washington, United States—After several weeks of rapidly rising coronavirus cases, hospitals around the United States are once again overwhelmed, forcing local authorities to take new measures to cope with the pandemic. On Wednesday a record 65,368 people…

PhilHealth: Some doctors, hospitals involved in fraud

Catherine Gonzales 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) admitted on Monday that a number of physicians and hospitals are indeed involved in fraudulent schemes and transactions with the state health insurer as earlier revealed by the…

PH health facilities unprepared for COVID pandemic – Galvez

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 07/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer  Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday admitted that the country was unable to prepare and invest in its health facilities prior to the pandemic. Galvez added that there…

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