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14 labs still to submit results – DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A backlog of some 6,800 swab test results from 14 licensed laboratories have yet to be received by the Department of Health for validation.
DOH claims small victory vs COVID
by Sheila Crisostomo - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday said it had achieved a “small victory” in the fight against the coronavirus disease
DOH modifies daily COVID-19 case reporting
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
To give a clearer picture of the coronavirus disease 2019 situation in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) modified its daily reporting of cases starting yesterday.?
Public alerted on ‘artificial rise’ in COVID cases
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday alerted the public on the possible “artificial rise” of new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 as swab test results of overseas Filipino workers started to come o...
DOH: 110 vaccines eyed vs COVID
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
There are now 110 candidate vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 around the world, which the Department of Health is eyeing to be given primarily to “vulnerable” sectors of the country’s population...
DOH stops trial of anti-malaria drug vs COVID
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Following the lead of World Health Organization, the Department of Health yesterday said it has suspended the use of an anti-malaria drug in the ongoing solidarity trial for a cure for coronavirus disease 2019.
‘Government did not spend for testing of POGO workers’
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Accredited Service Providers of PAGCOR assured the public yesterday that the government did not spend for the testing for coronavirus disease 2019 of workers of Philippine offshore gaming operators.
Expert warns of crisis in public transport, pushes reforms
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
A sustainable mobility advocate has warned of a looming crisis in the public transport sector due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
DOLE: Returning OFWs may avail of P20,000 assistance
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Returning overseas Filipino worker may avail of some P20,000 in assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment to put up a small business in the country.
DOH deputizes medical grads as COVID-19 physicians
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday called on medical graduates to help in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 by becoming its deputized physicians.
Philippines ranks 4th COVID cases in Western Pacific
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines ranks fourth in coronavirus disease 2019 cases in the Western Pacific, a report of the World Health Organization said yesterday.
Duque: Errors only in 1% of DOH data
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health confirmed yesterday a report of the University of the Philippines that there were errors in the DOH data on coronavirus disease 2019 in April, but underscored that the mistakes involved less...
DOH: Current testing capacity for COVID-19 at 8,000
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health is eyeing at least 28,000 daily testing capacity to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by June, or right after the modified enhanced community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila...
‘It’s time to promote cycling culture in Philippines’
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
With the restrictions in transportation still in effect in most parts of the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, a cycling enthusiast has pushed for the promotion of a “cycling culture”...
DOH issues tips vs heat stroke
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
With temperatures rising this summer, the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday issued some tips to prevent heat stroke and severe exhaustion.
DOH: 86% of COVID cases ‘mild’
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A majority of the 8,033 “active cases” of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) documented by the Department of Health (DOH) have “mild” symptoms of the respiratory illness, data as of May 8...
DOH: Grant discounts for seniors’ vitamins
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has issued an administrative order mandating drug outlets to give 20 percent discount and VAT exemption to senior citizens for their vitamin and supplement needs.
‘PhilHealth faces fund depletion’
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The suspension of premium contributions of overseas Filipino workers to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. will deplete PhilHealth’s funds, an official said.
Philippine posts highest single-day COVID recoveries at 101
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Health reported yesterday that 101 more coronavirus disease 2019 patients have recovered the highest ever recorded bringing the total number of survivors to 1,315 as of May 4.
Senator COVID positive anew
by Sheila Crisostomo - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara, who recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 last month, has tested positive anew for the virus after two negative test results.
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