Barrio Luz village chief appeals to City Health to continue mass testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangay Luz chief Ronelio Sab-a is appealing to the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) not to stop the mass testing for residents in Sitio Zapatera after 53 cases have been recorded in the…

Duterte wants DOH to probe 9 hospitals for turning away patients

Darryl John Esguerra 04/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night ordered the Department of Health (DOH) to investigate nine hospitals allegedly refusing the admission of patients due to supposed overcrowding caused by the influx of COVID-19 patients. In…

Dumaguete hospital will no longer accept suspected COVID-19 patients

Florence Baesa 03/27/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- A private hospital here will no longer accept patients suspected to be infected with coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. “We regretfully announce to the public that our hospital can no longer accommodate COVID-19…

DOH: 2 more COVID-19 patients die; total PH death count now 14

Darryl John Esguerra 03/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two more patients died of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total death count to 14, the Department of Health (DOH) official said Tuesday evening. In an interview over dzMM, Health Undersecretary…

BREAKING: Coronavirus cases in PH soar to 49; 16 new patients recorded

Consuelo Marquez 03/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has 16 additional cases of 2019 coronavirus disease or COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 49, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. The coronavirus disease is a respiratory disease…

Negros Or. province waits for confirmatory results of 8 PUIs, who all tested negative of nCoV

Florence Baesa 02/11/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo is confident that confirmatory tests results of the eight patients under investigation (PUIs) will still be negative of the the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Bimbo Miraflor, Negros Oriental…

DOH-7: More patients under investigation for nCoV in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has confirmed that there are additional patients under investigation (PUIs) in the region. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, DOH-7 director, said they had just validated reports from…

DOH-7: Patients under investigation for nCoV in C. Visayas now 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of patients under investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019 n-CoV ARD) in Central Visayas have increased from 4 as reported on January 31, 2020 to 15.…

P4M aid to give indigent patients in Bantayan town free boat ride to mainland Cebu hospitals

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sick indigent patients in Bantayan town in northern Cebu, who would need to be transported by ambulance from the district hospital to a provincial hospital on mainland Cebu, would not have to worry…

Mental hospital probed for using shock treatment on patients with internet addiction

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

A MENTAL hospital in Shandong province, China, previously accused of using electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or shock treatment on its patients, is being investigated for allegedly re-starting said controversial internet addiction treatment. The Health and Family Planning Commission…

Free x-ray for suspected TB patients

Futch Anthony Inso 08/14/2018

DOH-7 OBSERVES LUNG MONTH As the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) observes the celebration of National Lung Month in August; the agency will be offering free chest x-ray services to suspected tuberculosis (TB) patients in…

DOH-7 to offer free X-ray for patients with suspected TB

Futch Anthony Inso 08/14/2018

The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) will be offering free X-ray procedures to patients with suspected tuberculosis through its voucher program. Carlo Wyne Brillantes of DOH-7 said each voucher worth P400 can be used in…

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