Man in critical condition after being electrocuted while installing roof sheets in Argao, Cebu

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 20-year-old poultry farm employee is in critical condition after he was electrocuted on Friday afternoon, September 3, in Barangay Bulasa, Argao town, southern Cebu. Noel Exquil of barangay Magdugo in Toledo City…

VSMMC justifies hazard pay to workers not physically reporting to work

Derycka C. Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) justified its payment of P2.11 million to personnel not physically reporting to work during the pandemic as a humanitarian move for those who were quarantined after…

VSMMC: Oxygen supply from our plant could become insufficient if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the oxygen supply from the oxygen plant of  Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) could become insufficient, a top VSMMC official fears. During their virtual open hospital…

Argao church officials, vandal’s family reach settlement

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Argao Police Station on Wednesday afternoon, May 12, confirmed that a settlement is being arranged between church officials of the Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel in Argao and…

Sotto, DOH-7 deny frontliners ‘coerced’ to go to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of Central Visayas’ top health institutions denied that some medical frontliners from Cebu were coerced to go to Metro Manila. The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a statement on April…

FACES OF CEBU: Dr. Niki Rota, frontliner

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “OMG! Take care!” Dr. Niki Rota said this was her mother’s response when the latter learned about the former’s new assignment–in National Capital Region (NCR). “But I’m always thankful for my mother who…

Cebu to send 50 medical workers to help NCR+

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 50 medical workers from Cebu will be traveling to Metro Manila on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to help the government’s respond to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak there. A total of 11 doctors, 35…

No ‘serious symptoms’ on 42 VSMMC workers with ‘mild reaction’ after Sinovac jab

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 42 healthcare workers from Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) who experienced ‘mild reactions’ after receiving the first dose of Sinovac’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are now doing fine, the regional…

60K vaccine doses for Region 7’s healthcare workers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas would need around 60,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to vaccinate all of the healthcare workers in the region. But so far, only 24,680 vials of CoronaVac, the COVID-19…

Cebu to also receive AstraZeneca vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As part of the priority areas of the national government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inoculation drive, Cebu is expected to receive vaccines from British drugmaker AstraZeneca. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed this in…

Day 1 of Cebu’s COVID-19 vaccination: 50 to 70 frontliners from Sotto receive Sinovac

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines  –– Cebu on Thursday, March 4, has officially kicked off its initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine rollout, barely a year after the first confirmed cases of the infection were reported in the country.…

‘1,245 and more’ VSMMC workers OK with Sinovac

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Cebu gears for its ceremonial rollout of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, more healthcare workers here volunteered to get the shots. Dr. Gerardo Aquino Jr., chief of the Vicente Sotto Memorial…

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