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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Duque firm bagged DOH contracts

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 23:28:45 +0000

Duque firm bagged DOH contracts

MANILA, Philippines — A pharmaceutical company owned by the family of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III earned millions of pesos from several government contracts from the Department of Health (DOH) for the supply of medicines in public hospitals, official documents obtained by the Inquirer and shared by Sen. Panfilo Lacson showed.

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Dengue woes: 5,000 new cases in just a week

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 22:15:57 +0000

In his last days as mayor of Janiuay town in Iloilo, Jose “Jojo” de Paula focused his energies on the cleanup of villages ahead of the rainy season and the anticipated annual rise of dengue cases.

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Zamboanga Sibugay, Bicol bear brunt of dengue surge

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:30:57 +0000

Zamboanga Sibugay, Bicol bear brunt of dengue surge

A state of calamity has been declared in Zamboanga Sibugay province in Mindanao following a sharp rise in dengue cases

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