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The Department of Health says families of 25 out of 32 health workers who died due to the coronavirus received funds promised to them, while checks for 10 of the 42 health workers severely infected are ready
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tells President Duterte during a televised meeting: 'Nakakahiya talaga, Sir. Namatayan na nga, tapos nagpawardi-wardi mga tao ko na parang walang sense of urgency.'
'While I understand that this pandemic is an unprecendented crisis, let it not be a reason for your failure to do what is expected of you as a secretary of health and the chairperson of the IATF,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III
The Department of Health reports 28 new coronavirus cases among health workers
There have been no COVID-19 fatalities among health workers since May 10, says the Department of Health
The Department of Health removes retired health workers from the tally, reducing the number of fatalities from 35 to 31
The Department of Health has not reported any new fatality among healthcare workers since May 13, and the death toll stays at 35
No new fatalities are reported, keeping the death toll among health workers at 35
The Department of Health reports 80 new cases among health workers
No new coronavirus fatalities were reported among healthcare workers as of Wednesday, May 13
Another health worker has died, bringing the total coronavirus deaths among medical professionals to 35
Most of those infected are nurses and physicians
With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest
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Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8
The Department of Health says that of the confirmed cases, 27 have died
The number of health workers with COVID-19 triples in a span of 9 days
A sudden deployment ban on health workers during the coronavirus outbreak exposes once more the plight of Filipino nurses who have fought decades for better working conditions
The government's coronavirus task force says the Department of Health will also facilitate the emergency hiring of health workers to assist in caring for the increasing number of coronavirus patients
The ban is 'unfair,' especially to workers who already have jobs waiting for them abroad, says the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the new policy violates the Constitution
'Waking up this morning I cried. I cried eating breakfast. I cried getting ready... in the hospital locker room, I dried my tears. I breathed in. The people in the hospital beds are crying too, and it is I who am there to dry their tears.'
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is asking suppliers to provide them with tafetta with silver black lining that can be used to produce personal protective equipment for health workers
A study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies suggests policy actions to address the uneven distribution of healthcare workers
We need pro-poor and pro-women approaches to hurdle this health, poverty, and inequality crisis
Mayor Vico Sotto says the Pasig Bus Service will remain operational to carry essential frontline government personnel and health workers
The health secretary delivers a heartfelt but somber speech before health workers a little over a month since the Philippines recorded its first COVID-19 case
Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each
This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020
'Barangay health workers are our front-liners for health, but they are behind in benefits and incentives. When their work conditions are okay, our health conditions will be better,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
'This we strongly protest because they are violating our rights as health workers to work and function as health workers, to serve the people whom we are duty-bound to serve,' says Dr Edelina dela Paz, Health Action for Human Rights chairperson
DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the training will enable the health workers to gain the trust of parents whose kids received the risky dengue vaccine
Women can no longer be required to wear high-heeled shoes, and those in sedentary environment are required to take standing breaks. Here's a list of government directives that might be useful to you.
A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment emphasizes the benefits health workers are entitled to
ILO Convention 151 protects government workers rights to organize and negotiate employment conditions
The Syrian government and its ally Russia have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial s directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas
All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos but how will they do it?
Now we can say that should there be another disaster like Typhoon Jangmi we are ready
Barangay Health Workers bridge community families both far and near to health care providers
Will indigents still be able to afford services of the Philippine Orthopedic Center once it is privatized?
Guinea and its neighbours Sierra Leone and Liberia have registered more than 9 000 deaths since the Ebola epidemic flared up in December 2013
Nurse to nurse bullying she noted continues to this day usually a result of unmet expectations
Bello the nurse lodged a police complaint saying his Facebook account was hacked after the post went viral
Almost all the deaths and cases were recorded in 3 west African countries: Sierra Leone Liberia and Guinea
The Philippines may not be sending health workers to Ebola hit countries but there s no stopping Filipino doctors who want to fight the outbreak at its epicenter
The World Health Organization believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70