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AstraZeneca jab gets nod for all age groups
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The AstraZeneca vaccine can again be used for those below 60 years old, the Department of Health announced yesterday.
DOLE inks pact to hire 5,754 contact tracers
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Labor and Employment has signed an inter-agency agreement with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to hire 5,754 contact tracers,...
Workers cry for aid, better protection
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Workers from various organizations and unions staged simultaneous Labor Day protests yesterday to demand protection against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid amid the recession.
PhilHealth to go after erring health providers
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has urged the public to report any incident of health care providers declaring minor respiratory symptoms as COVID-19 case for higher benefit reimbursements.
‘No sufficient evidence showing Ivermectin can treat COVID-19’
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 29, 2021 - 12:00am
After re-evaluating new evidence on Ivermectin, experts have found that there is still no sufficient evidence that the anti-parasitic drug can cure COVID-19, the Department of Health said yesterday.
FDA allows 2 more hospitals to use Ivermectin
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Two more hospitals were granted compassionate special permits by the Food and Drug Administration to use anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin on COVID-19 patients.
Moderna applies for EUA
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
American pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. is seeking emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Workers’ group hits proposed PNP clearance for DOLE transactions
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines yesterday criticized a proposal of the Philippine National Police to require “national police clearances” in transacting with the Department of Labor and Employment,saying...
DOH: Not all LGUs can get Sputnik V
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Due to stringent handling and storage requirements, Sputnik V vaccines from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute cannot be distributed to all local government units, the Department of Health said yesterd...
DOH to DFA: Mediate with Indian embassy for Remdesivir
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has sought the help of the Department of Foreign Affairs to convince the Indian embassy in Manila to release the Remdesivir drugs ordered by hospitals for their COVID-19 patients.
5 regions running out of ICU beds – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Intensive care unit beds in five regions of the country continue to be at a “high” or “critical” rate despite stricter community quarantines imposed since March 29, the Department of Health...
Public asked not to medicate before vaccination
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The National Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee yesterday asked the public not to take paracetamol and anti-allergy drugs before getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Janssen, Covaxin get nod from FDA
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization to Janssen of Johnson & Johnson and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for their respective COVID-19 vaccines.
Hong Kong bans flights from Philippines for 2 weeks
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Hong Kong will suspend flights from the Philippines, as well as India and Pakistan, from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities...
Philippine health care workers not yet fully protected – WHO
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Filipino health care workers are not yet fully protected against COVID-19 as only 63 percent of them have been inoculated against the virus, the World Health Organization said yesterday.
COVID-19 airborne? DOH says health protocols enough
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no need to make changes in current health protocols despite a recent report in a prominent medical journal regarding airborne transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization and the Department of...
Experts: No need to take BP, heart rate in vaccination screening
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine Heart Association and Philippine Society of Hypertension have reminded vaccinators that vital signs need not be taken during the screening procedures for COVID-19 vaccination.
FDA: Another hospital allowed to use Ivermectin
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Another private hospital was given a compassionate special permit to use Ivermectin as treatment for COVID-19 patients, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.
FDA okays AstraZeneca, but wants DOH guidelines first
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
While AstraZeneca vaccines can again be given to individuals below 60 years old, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that the Department of Health must first formulate guidelines.
COVID-19 survivors can receive jab soon after recovering – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Survivors of COVID-19 can be vaccinated immediately after recovering from the illness amid the continuing increase of cases, the Department of Health said yesterday.
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