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Fireworks-related injuries rises to 54 since December 21 – DOH

Dec 30, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays

DOH reminds public: Skip firecrackers this New Year's eve

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The Department of Health has seen a downward trend in the number of firecracker-related injuries from 2017 to 2018, but says much is to be done to keep the number at zero

SKIP FIRECRACKERS. The Department of Health is calling on the public to skip firecrackers in their celebration of New Year.

EO to make DOH sole distributor of anti-TB medicines

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the executive order would be a response to a 2016 national survey which showed around one million Filipinos have tuberculosis

FIGHT VS TB. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial (center) presents the results of the 2016 National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Close to 200 hurt due to fireworks

Dec 29, 2013 - 10:32 AM

DOH records 198 cases of fireworks related injuries as of 6 am Sunday

TRUMPETS OVER FIREWORKS. Health Secretary Enrique Ona promotes the 'Iwas Paputok' campaign at The Ryzza Mae Show. Photo from the DOH Facebook page

Boy loses hand, 160 hurt due to fireworks

Dec 28, 2013 - 11:42 AM

The DOH says an elderly man s eyeball got ruptured too

APIR: Health secretary Enrique Ona promotes the 'Iwas Paputok' campaign at The Ryzza Mae Show. Photo from the DOH Facebook page

Firework-related injuries reach 165 - DOH

Dec 29, 2012 - 6:11 PM

164 were injured by firecrackers and one was hit by a stray bullet