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…

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…

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