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DOH won’t consult mayors on alert level
by Shiela Crisostomo - October 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Following complaints by some mayors that they were not consulted when the National Capital Region was downgraded to Alert Level 3, the Department of Health said that it is not about to do so.
Duque seeks Palace clearance to attend Senate probe
by Shiela Crisostomo - October 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Saying that he wants the truth to come out, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday said he will ask Malacanañg if he could attend the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearings on the government’s...
339 more Delta cases recorded – DOH
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Health recorded 339 new cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 in the country yesterday.
NCR down to ‘moderate’ risk classification – DOH
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 25, 2021 - 12:00am
After seeing a decline in COVID cases in the past days, the National Capital Region is now down to “moderate” risk classification, the Department of Health said yesterday.
DOH: Rapid antigen results not counted in COVID-19 tally
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite the record-setting numbers of COVID-19 cases in the past weeks, results of rapid antigen tests are not yet included in the daily case bulletin, the Department of Health said yesterday.
‘Mandatory COVID-19 jabs for workers illegal’
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday rejected the move of the Davao City government to require all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying it is against the law.
Booster after 6-8 months eyed for health frontliners
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 11, 2021 - 12:00am
A vaccine expert panel member is pushing for the administration of booster shots to health care workers directly handling COVID-19 patients six to eight months after they completed their vaccination.
Alternatives to scarce COVID-19 treatment drug sought
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The shortage in Tocilizumab, an off-label drug used to treat COVID-19 patients, will last until December so the government is now looking for alternatives, the Department of Health said yesterday.
DOLE suspends cash aid program
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment has suspended the implementation of its cash assistance program in the second district of Quezon City following reports of alleged irregularities in the distribution of benefits...
20,310 new infections, 2nd highest of all time
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 4, 2021 - 12:00am
A total of 20,310 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded by the Department of Health yesterday, the second time this week that the single-day tally breached 20,000.
P295.7 million genome center expansion budget OK’d
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 28, 2021 - 12:00am
he country’s capacity to detect variants of COVID-19 is expected to be strengthened with the expansion of the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Philippines posts 2nd biggest COVID-19 cases in a day
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s daily COVID-19 tally hit 17,447 yesterday, making it the second highest recorded since the pandemic began last year, the Department of Health said.
PhilHealth suspends payments for claims under probe
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is suspending payments to hospitals and medical professionals with reimbursement claims under investigation for fraud – a move that may prompt private hospital organizations...
All-time high: Philippines logs 17,231 new infections
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines yesterday registered a new all-time high daily tally for new coronavirus infections at 17,231, data from the Department of Health showed.
DOH: Walk-in vaccinations should not be allowed
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
To prevent overcrowding, the Department of Health yesterday reminded local government units that walk-ins should not be allowed at vaccination sites.
6 of 8 Delta variant deaths local cases – DOH
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Six of eight deaths from the Delta variant of COVID-19 recorded in the country are local cases, the Department of Health said yesterday.
No distinction between vaccinated, unvaxxed individuals – DOH
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Since the supply of COVID-19 jabs in the country is still not enough, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will be treated similarly.
DOH: COVID-19 cases among health workers drop
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 has gone down as most of them have already been vaccinated, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday“We’re getting this kind of report also...
DOH confirms Delta local transmission
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Following the detection of 23 local cases of the Delta variant in recent weeks, the Department of Health has declared that there is now local transmission of this highly transmissible COVID-19 variant.
Galvez: 14 million COVID-19 vaccines administered
by Shiela Crisostomo - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Despite some delays, National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. yesterday announced that the country has breached the 14-million mark in administered doses of COVID-19...
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