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…

Cebu City to put up 20 disinfection tents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be putting up disinfection tents at the entrances and exits of government buildings and hospitals as added mitigating measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). Cebu City Health…

No firecracker casualty in Negros Oriental on week leading to Christmas Day

Florence Baesa 12/26/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — No one was hurt by firecracker explosion in Negros Oriental from December 19 to December 25, Christmas Day. “Siguro nakarealize na sila sa danger sa effects sa paputok kung madisgrasya,” said…

Gwen on ‘rightsizing’ hospital staffing: We are just following DOH standards

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Capitol’s move to “rightsize” the number of personnel in provincial and district hospitals since the start of the new administration has drawn flak from netizens as posts circulated online claiming that hospitals were…

Garcia, Davide back improvement of provincial, district hospitals to decongest VSMMC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The incoming top officials of the Capitol has agreed on one policy ahead of their official assumption of office this June 30. Both agreed to maximize the utilization of province-run hospitals to help…

Sea ambulances to transport patients from islands to mainland Cebu hospitals

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/13/2018

At least two sea ambulances are targeted by the Cebu Provincial Government to materialize this year. The water-emergency vessels will dock in Camotes and Bantayan islands, Cebu. Dr. Rene Catan, head of the Cebu Provincial Health Office…

Heat wave sends 317 to hospitals

AP 07/20/2018

TOKYO TOKYO — A deadly heat wave in Japan this week has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. Rescuers in Tokyo responded to more…

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