Capitol tackles Asturias’ fly problem

Nestle L. Semilla 10/21/2016

THE Provincial Health Office (PHO) is encouraging the residents of Asturias town in northern Cebu to put mosquito nets or screens on their windows and doors to prevent the flies found in their area from entering their…

Cleanup is ‘best defense’ against diseases, gov says

Nestle L. Semilla 10/19/2016

CLEAN surroundings remain the best defense against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said yesterday. “Even before (our cleanup drive), communities should play safe and they should clean their area,” Davide said two days…

State of calamity declaration mulled

Morexette Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 10/12/2016

First it was the City of Cebu. Now comes the province. Capitol officials yesterday recommended the declaration of a state of calamity over rising dengue cases in the province. The recommendation to Governor Hilario Davide III, made…

PHO eyes P200M budget next year

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/11/2016

THE Cebu provincial government is looking into a P200-million budget for next year in order to focus on the upgrading of two major district hospitals considered as “gateways” in the province — the district hospital in Carcar…

Be careful but no need to panic — Cebu Provincial Health Office

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/11/2016

THE Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) assured that there was no cause for alarm or panic over Monday’s declaration of a province-wide dengue outbreak. According to PHO head, Dr. Rene Catan, the Provincial Board declaration should instead…

Davide urged to declare dengue outbreak in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla 10/07/2016

With nearly 15,000 dengue cases in Cebu province from Jan. 1 to Sept. 24 this year, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) is asking Gov. Hilario Davide III to declare a dengue outbreak in the province. Davide said…

Health Office confirms dengue outbreak in Cebu

Nestle L. Semilla 10/06/2016

THE Provincial Health Office will set aside a budget to address the dengue outbreak in the province which already recorded 5,000 dengue cases. During the 3rd quarter Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management (PDRRM) Council meeting Thursday morning,…

Simultaneous province-wide cleanup to prevent mosquito-borne diseases

Nestle L. Semilla 09/22/2016

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) created a “3-in-1 task force” to prevent the increase of cases of mosquito-borne diseases in Cebu. This task force is solely for the prevention of chikungunya, dengue and Zika virus in the…

Cebu medical staff to undergo drug rehab training

Nestle L. Semilla 09/20/2016

MEDICAL personnel in Cebu will undergo seminars and trainings to better provide interventions for drug users who surrendered to authorities. Dr. Niño Ismael Pastor of the Provincial Health Office said there are 40,000 drug dependents in Cebu…

Cebu jail has in-house doctor

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/10/2016

THE Cebu Provincial government has now assigned an in-house doctor for the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC). Acting Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rene Catan also said that there will be additional health and medical improvements…

Amoebiasis downs 67 in Tudela

Melissa Q. Cabahug 08/18/2015

Provincial health officials pointed to amoebiasis as having caused diarrhea to 67 persons in Tudela town, Camotes Island in northeast Cebu since Wednesday last week. James Cañete, sanitary inspector of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), said six…

CANNED TUNA DOWNS 2 kids

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/19/2015

Two children, aged five and one, from barangay Camoboan in Tabogon town were brought to the district hospital in Sogod due to vomiting and diarrhea. Dr. Mario Joyag, Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO) assistant head, said the…

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