Councilor wants VSMMC waiting area for patients’ guardians

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has called for its Committee on Health, Hospital Services, and Sanitation to provide a waiting area for persons accompanying patients at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). The…

City provides shelter for street dwellers to spend the night

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Homeless residents of Cebu City need not spend the night on dangerous roadsides or sidewalks. Department of Social Welfare and Services-Cebu City officer-in-charge Ester Concha revealed that the city government has allocated a…

Capitol to look into hospitals, ‘lazy’ doctors who refer patients to VSMMC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol will be looking into provincial and district hospitals, as well as doctors, who refer patients from the province with manageable cases to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) instead of…

VSMMC and Mandaue police conduct bloodletting activity

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/07/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) Blood Services Unit together with the Mandaue City Police Office conducted a bloodletting activity at the MCPO headquarters on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Dr. Robbie…

Loreche appointed as next CCMC chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dr. Mary Jean Loreche has been appointed by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama as the next Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) head. The mayor said in a phone interview with reporters on June…

Toledo City hospital launches probe on death of woman, baby at childbirth

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Toledo City General Hospital has launched an investigation to shed light on the death of a woman and her baby during childbirth.  The hospital, in an official statement dated May 24 and…

Sotto promises aid to CNU, VSMMC for rehab of damage caused by Odette

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Presidential candidate, incumbent Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, said he would find ways to help the Cebu Normal University (CNU) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMCC) for the cost of…

Construction of IC3 isolation facility complete

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The IEC Convention Center (IC3) isolation facility is nearly ready to accommodate patients as a private foundation, LH Foundation Inc. (LHFI), completed the construction of the facility today, February 3, 2022. The facility…

EOC: No more waiting lines in most hospitals

Dyrecka Letigio 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reported that further improvements have been observed in the COVID-19 situation in the city in the past few days. The most noticeable of which is that…

Vaccine watch: 96% of medical workers in Region 7 fully vaxxed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately five months since the rollout began in Central Visayas, almost all medical workers here are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) revealed that as of August…

Boosting telemedicine efforts eyed to address rise in COVID deaths

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In order to stem the rise of COVID-related deaths here, local officials are urging residents to utilize existing telemedicine initiatives. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera on Monday, August 23, 2021, said the 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…

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