Fewer kids getting polio shots, says DOH

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:23:15 +0000

Health secretary reiterates warning against firecrackers

The Department of Health (DOH) has reminded parents to complete the vaccination of their children, particularly against poliovirus, as the Philippines is in danger of losing its 19-year-old polio-free status due to the recent drop in oral polio vaccine (OPV) coverage. “Complete vaccination is the best preventive measure against polio. All children under 1 year […]

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Lacson questions Duque firm’s deal with suppliers

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:22:27 +0000

Fraud depleting funds of PhilHealth – Lacson

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said there was something amiss in the deal that six companies supplying medicines to the Department of Health (DOH) had entered into with a pharmaceutical company owned by the family of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Speaking with the Inquirer by phone, Lacson said no less than […]

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Avoid dengue hot spots in Bicol, tourists warned

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:19:56 +0000

Avoid dengue hot spots in Bicol, tourists warned

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Bicol has issued a travel advisory for local and foreign tourists to temporarily avoid areas in the region identified as dengue hot spots by health authorities. Benjamin Santiago, DOT director in Bicol, said the advisory was issued after the Department of Health (DOH) declared […]

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‘Dengvaxia will not help solve epidemic’ — doctors

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:30:06 +0000

The controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia will likely not help stop the ongoing national epidemic and Filipinos should instead focus on prevention and timely recognition in management.

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DOH declares national dengue epidemic

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 23:26:21 +0000

DOH declares national dengue epidemic

Faced with a “staggering” rate of infection placed at 5,100 cases per week, the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday declared a national dengue epidemic that has so far claimed the lives of at least 622 people since January.

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Lacson: Officials stealing health funds deserve ‘super special suite in hell’

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:15:10 +0000

“Corrupt public officials have no place on earth. But corrupt officials stealing health funds deserve an upgraded and super special suite in hell.”

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DOH, DepEd to study class suspensions amid nat’l dengue alert

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:42:37 +0000

The Department of Health (DOH) would still have to study alongside the Department of Education (DepEd) the possibility of suspending classes in areas most affected by dengue.

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Duque: Lack of warehouses led to delayed distribution of near expiring meds

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:14:29 +0000

Duque: Lack of warehouses led to delayed distribution of near expiring meds

The lack of warehouses specialized for storing drugs and medicines contributed to the delayed distribution of medications and commodities procured by the government, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.

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DOH to ‘pinpoint accountability’ in non-distribution of near expiring meds

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 04:28:07 +0000

DOH to ‘pinpoint accountability’ in non-distribution of near expiring meds

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said an investigation into the non-distribution of expired and near expiring medicines is already underway.

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