Critical utilization rate in Cebu City hospitals improves, says DOH-7

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said the critical utilization rate in hospitals in Cebu City has significantly improved in the past weeks. Critcial care utilization is the capacity of the…

Time-based discharge starts for COVID-19 patients in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Observing a time-based discharge policy for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Cebu province has started. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she has already asked the permission of Dr. Jaime Bernadas, the regional director of…

DOH-7: Mass testing measures effectiveness of LGU’s containment measures

Futch Anthony Inso 04/16/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) explained that the rising numbers of positive Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City is because mass testing is being implemented. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, regional director…

DOH: Results of COVID-19 test kits from local suppliers cannot be deemed ‘official’

Rosalie Abatayo 03/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — None of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits from local suppliers are approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Jaime Bernadas, regional director of the Department of Health in Central…

DOH CONFIRMS ZIKA CASE IN CEBU

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 09/20/2016

The Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday that there are six new cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Philippines recorded this month, one of which was reported in Cebu. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, director of the…

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