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DOH: First batch of 1 million PPEs delivered
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Some 15,000 sets of personal protective equipment purchased by the Department of Health for health workers caring for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 have been delivered.
Nurse takes scooter to work, lands in hospital
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
With public transport scarce due to the enhanced community quarantine, a nurse turned to an electric scooter to make sure that her work in a Quezon City hospital would not be interrupted as the country battles the...
COVID test sought for medical frontliners
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Nurses and other medical frontliners who are considered as persons under investigation should be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, Sen. Bong Go said on Monday.
Use of PICC, sports complexes for quarantine OK’d
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the conversion of military hospitals, sports complexes and other state-owned buildings into makeshift quarantine facilities...
PGH surgeon, physician couple die from virus
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
A pediatric transplant surgeon from the Philippine General Hospital is the latest medical frontliner to lose the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, as two other doctors have also succumbed to COVID-19.
WHO: Pandemic far from over in Asia
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region is far from over and countries must brace for large-scale community transmission of the respiratory disease, officials of the World Health Organization...
DOH experts studying use of flu drug for COVID
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has directed a group of experts to look into a Japanese anti-flu medicine that shows potential in fighting coronavirus disease 2019.
FDA approves 5 rapid test kits for virus
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday the approval of the use of five rapid antibody test kits for coronavirus disease 2019.
2 PGH wards converted into COVID-19 referral center
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The retrofitting of two wards at the Philippine General Hospital to be used as a referral center for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 has been completed.
30 laboratories offer COVID testing services
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Thirty more private and public laboratories across the country have expressed interest to do testing for coronavirus disease 2019, an official of the Department of Health said yesterday.
DOH calls for volunteers for COVID referral centers
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health is calling for volunteer healthcare workers who will help man the three hospitals that were named as referral centers for coronavirus disease 2019 patients.
DOH studying COVID survivors
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
To improve the management of patients, the Department of Health is reviewing the cases of those who got infected with coronavirus disease 2019 and later recovered.
Philippines infected count hits 552
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country has exceeded 500 after the Department of Health recorded 90 new cases yesterday.
Another doctor dies; hospitals close doors
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A doctor known as the “pillar” of Philippine cardiology has been added to the casualties of the war against the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
DOH records 77 new COVID-19 cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 77 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 307.
Healthcare manpower crisis looms in 2 months
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Doctors and health workers may themselves end up as patients or worse in two to three months if they continue with their heavy workloads and without adequate protective equipment as they attend to thousands downed...
Hospitals send SOS PGH, Caloocan hospital to get COVID cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
At The Medical City in Pasig, about 140 doctors and nurses are now on quarantine, with some doctors on respirators, after being exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 patients.
Philippines COVID infection count reaches 202 with 17 deaths
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday reported that the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the country had reached 202, as 15 new cases were documented.
DOH exec: FDA clearance needed to import test kits
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
While the Department of Health has received donations of testing kits for coronavirus disease 2019, an official clarified yesterday that importation of testing kits is not allowed despite the rising cases in the...
‘Community transmission’ declared; cases hit 187
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Forty-five new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 recorded by the Department of Health brought the total number of cases to 187 yesterday, with two more deaths, as Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed...
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