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…

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…

VSMMC: We have enough oxygen supply

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) has assured the public that they have enough oxygen supply to provide for their patients. In an advisory, Dr. Gerardo Aquino Jr., Medical Center Chief II…

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…

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…

Vaccine update in Central Visayas: 2,341 healthcare workers receive Sinovac

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 2,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already received their first dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine since the rollout began last week. A total of 2,341 medical frontliners from…

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…

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