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DOH tells senior citizens to avail of free pneumococcal vaccine

One way for a senior citizen to avoid pneumococcal disease is getting the neccessary vaccination. This is the prime drive of the Department of Health (DOH) by encouraging those with age between 60 and 65 to visit the nearest government health facilities for free pneumococcal vaccine. The call was made […]

Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but […]

Ban on firecrackers up to Congress as report of New Year injuries climb

Malacañang is leaving proposals on total ban on firecrackers up to Congress, as it is the one authorized to amend Republic Act No. 7183 or the law regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Meanwhile, the number of fireworks-related injuries during the New Year […]

This is why PDOH bats for total ban of fire crackers in 2017

This is why the Philippine Department of Health is supporting the total ban of fire crackers in 2017. Setting fire to a few strong firecracker may not surprise you. Try starting a string of 100,000 strong Judas belt (loclly called Sinturon ni Hudas) for some adventure in welcmonin the new […]

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials to various government positions that included new administrators of the National Food Authority (NFA) and National Tobacco Administration (NTA). New appointees include Zenen Renan Dalisay as NFA Council member and administrator, and […]

DOH advise haze-affected residents to use face mask

The Department of Health is advising the people, particularly the elderly, children and those with asthma or other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) on ways of coping with the risks of haze now being experienced in some parts of Mindanao. Read more:Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality DOH […]

Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality

As Inodnesian-triggered haze worsens Southern Mindanao air quality, health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday as it released an advisory for the public to stay indoors to avoid suffering from respiratory diseases. ”Don’t underestimate the ill effects of haze. It’s worsening the already compromised quality […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

DOH initial report: No trace of toxic substance found in milk tea samples

MANILA, April 13 — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that no trace of any toxic substance was found from the samples of the milk tea that allegedly caused the death of two persons and the hospitalization of another one in Manila last week. In a press briefing […]

OFW from China possible cause of death was “Bird Flu”

MANILA, Feb. 23 — An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who have just returned from China dies with possible cause of “Bird Flu” infection, according to the Department of Health. “The patient was considered a possible case of Avian Flu or Bird Flu,” said DOH Acting Secretary Janette L. Garin in […]

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV MANILA, Feb. 13 — Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Friday assured the government is fully equipped to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease in the country. ”The government is intensifying efforts to guard all […]

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant MANILA, Feb. 13 — The 32-year-old Filipino nurse positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia is pregnant, the Department of Health disclosed Thursday. DDOH said that because of her pregnancy she could not be subjected to X-ray. Previously […]

DOH chief resignation gets nod from P-Noy

The resignation of embattled Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona has been accepted by the president. Malacanang announced yesterday that President Benigno S. Aquinoo III has finally accepted the resignation tendered by the health secretary. “Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. informed Health Secretary Ona that the President has accepted his […]

Health Secretary Ona is extending his leave – Malacanang

MANILA, Nov 29 — Health Secretary Enrique Ona is not resigning but he is extending his leave of absence, Malacanang has confirmed. Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Secretary Ona has denied submitting a letter of resignation to the President on Thursday. “My understanding is that Secretary Ona has already […]

State-Run Hospitals Urged to Practice Sanitation

If only administrators and concerned officials can equate a pastel paint job to good service and health care, then many will change their concept about a government-run hospital. Until then, the poor will be in constant want for good health care service delivery with friendly and courteous attitude from the staff.

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DOH chief resignation gets nod from P-Noy

The resignation of embattled Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona has been accepted by the president. Malacanang announced yesterday that President Benigno S. Aquinoo III has finally accepted the resignation tendered by the health secretary. “Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. informed Health Secretary Ona that the President has accepted his […]

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DOH advise haze-affected residents to use face mask

The Department of Health is advising the people, particularly the elderly, children and those with asthma or other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) on ways of coping with the risks of haze now being experienced in some parts of Mindanao. Read more:Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality DOH […]

OFW from China possible cause of death was “Bird Flu”

MANILA, Feb. 23 — An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who have just returned from China dies with possible cause of “Bird Flu” infection, according to the Department of Health. “The patient was considered a possible case of Avian Flu or Bird Flu,” said DOH Acting Secretary Janette L. Garin in […]

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV MANILA, Feb. 13 — Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Friday assured the government is fully equipped to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease in the country. ”The government is intensifying efforts to guard all […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

DOH initial report: No trace of toxic substance found in milk tea samples

MANILA, April 13 — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that no trace of any toxic substance was found from the samples of the milk tea that allegedly caused the death of two persons and the hospitalization of another one in Manila last week. In a press briefing […]

DOH tells senior citizens to avail of free pneumococcal vaccine

One way for a senior citizen to avoid pneumococcal disease is getting the neccessary vaccination. This is the prime drive of the Department of Health (DOH) by encouraging those with age between 60 and 65 to visit the nearest government health facilities for free pneumococcal vaccine. The call was made […]

State-Run Hospitals Urged to Practice Sanitation

If only administrators and concerned officials can equate a pastel paint job to good service and health care, then many will change their concept about a government-run hospital. Until then, the poor will be in constant want for good health care service delivery with friendly and courteous attitude from the staff.

This is why PDOH bats for total ban of fire crackers in 2017

This is why the Philippine Department of Health is supporting the total ban of fire crackers in 2017. Setting fire to a few strong firecracker may not surprise you. Try starting a string of 100,000 strong Judas belt (loclly called Sinturon ni Hudas) for some adventure in welcmonin the new […]

Ban on firecrackers up to Congress as report of New Year injuries climb

Malacañang is leaving proposals on total ban on firecrackers up to Congress, as it is the one authorized to amend Republic Act No. 7183 or the law regulating the sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Meanwhile, the number of fireworks-related injuries during the New Year […]

Health Secretary Ona is extending his leave – Malacanang

MANILA, Nov 29 — Health Secretary Enrique Ona is not resigning but he is extending his leave of absence, Malacanang has confirmed. Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Secretary Ona has denied submitting a letter of resignation to the President on Thursday. “My understanding is that Secretary Ona has already […]

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DOH initial report: No trace of toxic substance found in milk tea samples

MANILA, April 13 — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that no trace of any toxic substance was found from the samples of the milk tea that allegedly caused the death of two persons and the hospitalization of another one in Manila last week. In a press briefing […]

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P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality

As Inodnesian-triggered haze worsens Southern Mindanao air quality, health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday as it released an advisory for the public to stay indoors to avoid suffering from respiratory diseases. ”Don’t underestimate the ill effects of haze. It’s worsening the already compromised quality […]

DOH advise haze-affected residents to use face mask

The Department of Health is advising the people, particularly the elderly, children and those with asthma or other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) on ways of coping with the risks of haze now being experienced in some parts of Mindanao. Read more:Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality DOH […]

State-Run Hospitals Urged to Practice Sanitation

If only administrators and concerned officials can equate a pastel paint job to good service and health care, then many will change their concept about a government-run hospital. Until then, the poor will be in constant want for good health care service delivery with friendly and courteous attitude from the staff.

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials to various government positions that included new administrators of the National Food Authority (NFA) and National Tobacco Administration (NTA). New appointees include Zenen Renan Dalisay as NFA Council member and administrator, and […]