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PGH using telepresence devices to connect patients and frontliners

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:07 AM

The telepresence devices are meant to allow for communication among patients, doctors, and a patient's family while limiting potential coronavirus exposure and conserving personal protective equipment

TELEPRESENCE. This telepresence device connects frontliners to patients, as well as patients to their loved ones. Photo from DOST-PCHRD.

How to help PGH safety officer, sons who were forced to leave home

May 25, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Santiago takes pride in his work on the front lines. He says the coronavirus pandemic has made work more difficult, but he didn’t expect he would experience discrimination.

Rappler Talk: Dr Jonas del Rosario on PGH’s mission to defeat the coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Rappler talks to Dr Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss how they have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic

Duterte offers P10 million to any Filipino who develops vaccine vs coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The President is also giving a 'substantial grant' to the Philippine General Hospital for the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reviews a document before addressing the nation on the government's efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 16, 2020. Malacanang photo

Saan maaaring kumonsulta ang non-COVID patients ng PGH?

Apr 13, 2020 - 8:57 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Maaring dumulog ang mga pasyente ng PGH sa Diabetes, Thyroid, and General Endocrine Clinics sa kanilang hotline na 09310443763

How much PPE do you need to care for COVID-19 patients?

Apr 12, 2020 - 4:58 PM

The Philippine General Hospital, a designated COVID-19 referral center, shares its strategies to conserve Protective Personal Equipment

Coronavirus survivors donate blood to help COVID-19 patients

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine General Hospital urges other coronavirus survivors to donate blood to help critically ill COVID-19 patients

MODERN DAY HEROES. COVID-19 survivors donate blood on Thursday, April 9 for an experimental treatment done by the Philippine General Hospital to help severely ill patients affected by coronavirus. Photos from Dr. Thaddeus Hinunangan

Isko Moreno, other Manila officials donating salaries to PGH

Apr 05, 2020 - 12:46 AM

The mayor, vice mayor, and the entire city council are giving up their pay in April, totaling P4.7 million

MANILA'S EXECUTIVES. Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at City Hall. Photo from Moreno's Facebook page

'He will always be our hero': Son pays tribute to doctor who died of coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:58 PM

'He always embodied a kind of fiery passion for his profession but he always spoke of what the country needed with such passion,' says the son of Dr Leandro Resurreccion III of the pediatric transplant surgeon at the Philippine General Hospital

Photos from Leandro Castillo Resurreccion IV

PGH accepts DOH's request to be coronavirus referral hospital

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Philippine General Hospital Director Gerardo Legaspi assures the public that PGH will still accept non-coronavirus patients

PGH. The facade of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH designates Jose Rodriguez, building at UP-PGH as coronavirus hospitals

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Health Secretay Francisco Duque III acts on the urgent appeal of medical industry leaders

EXCLUSIVE FOR COVID-19 SOON. The facade of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Left in the dark: Little protection for government's coronavirus frontliners

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:14 PM

Government health workers are stretched and don't have enough personal protective equipment as they battle the outbreak in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY General Hospital health workers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, prepare the isolation tent for persons under investigation for suspected coronavirus infection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SM Group donates P100M worth of medical supplies to RITM, PGH

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:01 PM

The group is also helping to improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits

19 out of 154 kids died of dengue despite Dengvaxia shot – DOH

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM

But DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo says several tests and studies still need to be done in the next few years to confirm if Dengvaxia itself influenced the deaths

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tulfo asks public to secretly record 'arrogant' doctors in gov't hospitals

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

But University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa says what Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to do would be against several laws in the Philippines

VIDEO RECORDING DOCTORS? Columnist Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to secretly take videos of "arrogant" government doctors.. PGH file photo from Rappler, photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

Tulfo to PGH: 'I will not apologize'

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Columnist Ramon Tulfo also says he will not take down 'in a million years' the video where he is heard hurling expletives at a doctor in the emergency room of the Philippine General Hospital

NO APOLOGY. Columnist Ramon Tulfo says he will not apologize to PGH or its emergency room doctor who he cursed at. PGH File photo from Rappler/ Photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

PGH demands apology from Ramon Tulfo

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We condemn in the strongest terms the behavior of Mr Tulfo as completely unacceptable and unbecoming,' says the Philippine General Hospital

What Duterte government’s P100M subsidies can do for PGH patients

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With quicker turnover of patients, funds for medical tests, and access to free medicine in a matter of days, the Philippine General Hospital can treat more indigents

Gordon vows ‘hard-hitting’ report as Senate ends Dengvaxia probe

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'This sad part of our history will never be repeated again by the very sentinel, by the very guardians, of our health, the Department of Health,' says Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon

DENGVAXIA PROBE. Senate conducts 7th hearing on the dengue vaccine controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House opposition to Duterte: Order Acosta to ‘stop pseudo-forensic intervention’

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The PAO chief had refused to accede to a UP-PGH's panel's request for access to the tissue samples of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children who died

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DOH considers UP-PGH findings as primary 'evidence’ on Dengvaxia

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:41 PM

The DOH is willing to share the UP-PGH's findings to the Public Attorney's Office, which is conducting its own exhumation and forensic examination of other children vaccinated with Dengvaxia

DOH-TRUSTED EXPERTS. Doctors Maria Cecilia Lim, Gerardo Legaspi, and Juliet Sio-Aguilar discuss the findings of the UP-PGH panel on 14 Dengvaxia deaths. Screenshots by Rappler

Sotto to Duque: DOH, not PAO, should take lead in Dengvaxia probe

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Is PAO now a medical group?...Set your foot down and make the DOH the lead in this investigation, especially in scientific investigations,' Senator Vicente Sotto III tells Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

DOUBTING PAO. Senator Vicente Sotto III believes the PAO is not qualified to conduct forensic examinations on the Dengvaxia deaths. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UP-PGH to review deaths of 14 kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

If deaths or disease come to children who have gotten the dengue vaccine since March 2016, the health department asks parents to report the cases to UP-PGH

HEALTH OFFICIALS. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde answer questions during a media forum on January 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOH partners with UP-PGH to validate dengue vaccine deaths

Dec 21, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The expert panel is composed of pediatricians, pathologists, and other specialists with 'no financial or intellectual ties' to Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Organization's visit to Manila

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The organization s chairperson Julia Morley and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle pay a visit to charities and also meet Manny Pacquiao at the Senate

IN PHOTOS: Miss World, Mr World winners visit PGH

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Mireia Rohit and Steve Douglas of the Miss World Organization are in the country to check on the projects funded by the group Miss World PH 2016 Catriona Gray also joins them

Fashion show aims to raise funds for PGH patients

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Doctors and medical students will walk the runway wearing apparel by esteemed Filipino designers as they seek to help patients through Rx: A Work of HeART

Former PGH cash clerk convicted for misdeclaring collections

May 27, 2016 - 7:06 PM

An audit reveals Adelaine Bacor failed to remit the true and correct amount paid by 44 cardiac catheterization laboratory patients

Metro Manila hospitals ready for New Year's Eve – DOH

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The health department has found the three major hospitals – Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center Philippine General Hospital and East Avenue Medical Center – prepared for cases of firework related injuries

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROUNDS. Health Secretary Janette Garin started her inspection at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

UP to get its biggest budget drop under Aquino

Aug 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The P2 billion decrease is due to the completion of PGH s modernization – the P3 2 billion item for the hospital in 2015 is no longer in the proposed 2016 budget

UP BUDGET. The budget of the University of the Philippines includes an allocation for the operation of the Philippine General Hospital. File photo from Wiki Commons

Manila urged to stop street sale of poisonous substances

Jun 27, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Chlorine and oxalic acid in granular form are repacked without proper labeling and sold by street vendors in Ilaya Sta Elena and Tabora for at least P20

'POLICE STREET VENDORS.' Street vendors in Manila use bicycle with side car as rolling stores. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes

‘Implement RH law properly to fight cervical cancer’

May 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Many of the factors that increase a woman s risk of developing cervical cancer can be prevented if government promotes sex education and reproductive health

Ex-UP president Dodong Nemenzo's condition still critical

Jan 06, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Nemenzo who is suffering from bacterial meningitis is still at the ICU of the Philippine General Hospital

'CRITICAL.' Former University of the Philippines (UP) President Francisco Nemenzo is hospitalized at the Philippine General Hospital for bacterial meningitis. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

PGH doctors recommend hospital arrest for Enrile

Sep 04, 2014 - 7:50 PM

The doctors suggest a transfer to the Philippine General Hospital or the Philippine Heart Center

REGULAR CHECK-UP. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile's eye condition requires regular check-up at his eye clinic in Makati City. Rappler file photo

'They remember us'

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

We in the medical profession make sacrifices that slowly eat away at our personal lives hoping that things will get better – that something will be left for us

DLSU condemns 'barbaric act' of hazing

Jul 05, 2014 - 1:01 PM

This is an unconscionable and barbaric act that deserves no place in human society the De La Salle University says in a statement

BARBARIC. The De La Salle University condemns the recent hazing incident that killed a La Sallian student and injured 3 others.  File photo from Wikicommons

Makati police: No delay in filing of case vs hazing suspects

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

More or less 13 to 14 suspects are believed to be behind the hazing incident that killed a college student and injured 3 others

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

DLS-CSB president on frat recruitment: Just say no

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:48 AM

When you say no you will be a victor and not a victim De La Salle College of St Benilde President and Chancellor Dennis Magbanua tells his students

JUST SAY NO. De La Salle-College of St Benilde President and Chancellor Dennis Magbanua calls on students to stop joining fraternities. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

School for ultrasound training opens in PGH

Jun 25, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Up to 300 doctors every year can brush up on their skills in pre natal ultrasounds using equipment provided by Samsung Philippines

BJMP: Andrea Rosal given best care

May 21, 2014 - 9:35 PM

Andrea Rosal visits the wake of her child for 3 hours Wednesday

Andrea Rosal: Why can't I bury my daughter?

May 20, 2014 - 9:08 PM

A court prevents the suspected communist rebel from attending her baby Diona Andrea s funeral citing security reasons apart from her present medical condition

Gov't blamed for death of detained mother's baby

May 18, 2014 - 11:31 PM

The baby died due to complications Human rights groups are blaming the government for not providing adequate medical attention to the mother

LAST EMBRACE. Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late NPA spokesperson, weeps as she holds her dead baby named after her. Photo by Free Andrea Rosal Movement

Moms donate breast milk to PGH Lactation Unit

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:16 PM

We want to raise breast feeding awareness and empower communities to support their mothers in their breastfeeding practices

COA: P115M in neglected PGH equipment now junk

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Not that the state run hospital didn t have money it just didn t attend to repairs and maintenance requirements according to auditors

NEGLECTED EQUIPMENT. A September 2012 picture of the Philippine General Hospital. Photo by Faisal Hermogeno Jackarain from Wikipedia

DepEd to train teachers in assessing student health

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:12 PM

On January 28 teachers in Metro Manila will get tocheck students nutritional status vision and hearing – the 3 health concerns that usually affect learning

Lim camp to Erap: 'Diablo, get out!'

May 09, 2013 - 9:40 PM

In a last ditch effort to boost the campaign of re electionist Mayor Alfredo Lim President Benigno Aquino III promised to fund a 12 storey hospital in the city if Lim wins in the local polls

ALL AGAINST THE 'DIABLO.' President Benigno Aquino shows support for Liberal Party local candidates Mayor Alfredo Lim and running mate Lou Veloso. Rappler/Haiko Magtrayo