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…

Provincial, district hospitals have enough beds — Gwen

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Amid the clamor of Metro Cebu hospitals getting “full,” Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the 12 district and four provincial hospitals managed by the Capitol have more than enough to cater to patients…

Garcia to province doctors: Avoid referring patients to Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has urged hospital chiefs and workers in the province to avoid referring patients to Cebu City hospitals. Report from Capitol-run Sugbo News stated that Garcia has met with doctors…

DOH cracks whip on hospitals refusing to admit patients

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 05/23/2020

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said an oversight board of the Department of Health (DOH) had issued show-cause orders to hospitals that have reportedly refused admission to patients as the coronavirus crisis stretched them to…

To-be moms urged to give birth in provincial hospitals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has encouraged residents in Cebu province, especially expectant mothers or to-be moms, to first consider going to the provincial hospitals to give birth or  seek medical treatment before proceeding to…

2 more hospitals in CV eyed to do COVID-19 tests

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Scientists from the national government are eyeing two more hospitals in Central Visayas to conduct coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests. Based on the recent COVID-19 Laboratories Capacity monitoring from the Department of Health…

The best gift to our warriors in the field

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/26/2020

  The right to life and right to health gain more meaning in crisis situations such as what we are facing now. Health is a priority, no doubt about it. When we listened to President Duterte’s announcement…

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