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LOOK: Remote Quezon town gets sea ambulance

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Panukulan town in Quezon province gets Calabarzon's first sea ambulance, which was acquired through the Department of Health’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program

SEA AMBULANCE. The first DOH funded sea ambulance through the Health Facility Enhancement Program donated to the Municipality of Panukulan, Quezon. Photo courtesy of DOH-CALABARZON

Britain at UN presses Russia to answer for Idlib hospital attacks

May 18, 2019 - 10:15 AM

The UN says at least 18 hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or damaged by air strikes and shelling over recent weeks, several of which were on UN "no target" lists that detail exact locations of the health facilities to the warring sides

AFTERMATH. A picture taken on May 5, 2019 shows in an underground hospital on the outskirts of the town of Hass, in the south of the jihadist-held Syrian province of Idlib. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour / AFP

DOH seeks more funds to finish nearly-complete health facilities in 2019

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque says about P16.7 billion is needed to make over 1,000 health facilities nationwide operational

BUDGET HEARING. Health Secretary Francisco Duque at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hospitals, health facilities in Aklan on code white alert

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Code white alert means the personnel of medical hospitals and municipal health offices are ready to provide the necessary health services

DOH seeks more funds for health facilities in 2018

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The P103 602 billion proposed DOH budget for next year includes funds to build 1 497 barangay health stations improve 353 hospitals and hire around 24 400 medical practitioners

PUBLIC HEALTHCARE. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

P2.7 billion needed to rebuild Marawi health facilities – Ubial

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the government is eyeing to turn Marawi into an ideal health system with one health station built in every barangay

REHAB BUDGET. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial talks to the media after the Public Health Impact of Armed Conflicts forum on July 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda

DOH's P1.6B projects are delayed, broken or unused – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:50 PM

COA says the deficiencies deprived the public of the benefits of public health programs

Denied treatment in a hospital? Bill wants a 'Sumbungan Board' for that

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The proposed Senate Bill 216 seeks to increase the penalties for hospitals that will require advance payment before agreeing to confine or provide medical treatment to a patient

MEDICAL TREATMENT. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

Only eye clinics in NCR monitored for fraud so far

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III asks the health department: How many people have to go blind before we start an honest to goodness nationwide monitoring?

SC: DOH has power to regulate clinics for OFW exams

Jun 07, 2015 - 2:34 PM

The ruling effectively puts an end to decking a practice requiring OFWs to register at a group of medical clinic which then farms out registered OFWs to a medical clinic located elsewhere

Yolanda a year after: More teenage pregnancies expected

Oct 30, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Since the super typhoon hit in November 2013 over 15 000 babies are born in Yolanda affected areas every month WHO expects increased demands on the maternal health services

Yolanda a year after: Many still suffer grief, depression

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43 PM

2nd UPDATE WHO estimates over 800 000 people in Yolanda hit areas have suffered different mental health conditions over the past year and 80 000 require further medication and support

Yolanda a year after: No major disease outbreaks recorded

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:22 PM

That really is quite remarkable A typhoon of this level of devastation you would expect to see disease outbreaks says WHO s Julie Hall Still she warns that communities in affected areas remain vulnerable

NO MAJOR OUTBREAKS. Spanish medical volunteer Manuel Pardo Rius (R), 33, and Pablo Carreno Tormo (L), 34, administer a measles vaccine to a young typhoon victim during the WHO-UNICEF vaccination program inside the damaged San Antonio church in the super typhoon devastated town of Basey, Samar province, Philippines, Nov 28, 2013. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Yolanda a year after: Hundreds of clinics not yet repaired

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Of the 600 barangay and municipal health stations and hospitals in Eastern Visayas that were damaged by the super typhoon two thirds have yet to be repaired says WHO

NOT SPARED. A Filipino woman runs past patients at the Divine Word hospital in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, Nov 17, 2013. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Recto dares gov't: Pour more funds in 'health bucket'

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Senator Ralph Recto commends the increase in the government s proposed health spending for 2015 but says more funding is still needed

Tent clinics in Guiuan

Jan 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that some 200 000 pregnant women will need maternal and newborn healthcare services post Yolanda

MEDICAL ATTENTION. Women from Guiuan line up for health services. Photo from Ana Santos/Rappler

Late treatment for many PH typhoon victims - WHO

Dec 03, 2013 - 9:04 PM

According to the World Health Organization WHO many people who suffered serious injuries when a super typhoon devastated the central Philippines have had to wait nearly a month for treatment

DOH: Yolanda damaged 432 health facilities

Nov 30, 2013 - 7:15 AM

The health department needs at least 4 000 emergency delivery kits and iron supplementation for pregnant and post partum women

DBM OKs P2.8-B for new hospitals, health centers

Aug 04, 2013 - 6:02 PM

DBM will release P2 8B to build 512 regional health units 363 barangay health stations 147 district hospitals and 20 provincial hospitals

P306.6-M budget to upgrade health facilities released

Feb 27, 2012 - 4:33 PM

The program aims to enable government hospitals to meet key healthcare benchmarks including those for disaster safety DOH licensing and development standards for quality care