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Rappler's latest stories on public hospitals


Cavite town opens hospital with COVID-19 ward

May 02, 2020 - 8:10 AM

The 2-story Noveleta Public Hospital can accommodate 20 coronavirus patients

PREPARATION. The New Noveleta Public Hospital (inspected by Mayor Dino Chua, left), which opens on May 2, 2020, can accommodate 20 coronavirus patients. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Senate bets want more public hospitals to address health woes among poor

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:01 PM

A progressive candidate says discretionary funds should be slashed to add more to the budget for the universal health care law

HEALTH CARE. A scene inside the Pediatric ward of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila following the declaration of a Measles outbreak in some provinces of Luzon and Visayas and the NCR by the Department of Health on February 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House OKs on 3rd reading bill vs privatization of public hospitals

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Under House Bill 7437, at least 90% of the total bed capacity of all public hospitals would be allotted for poor patients

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

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

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21 000 to P42 000 per ghost patient

HOSPITAL ANOMALIES? Officials investigate allegedly anomalous transactions inside the city-funded Tuguegarao City People’s General Hospital. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Fears abound in Orthopedic Center's privatization

Mar 20, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Will indigents still be able to afford services of the Philippine Orthopedic Center once it is privatized?

MORE SUPPORT. Patients are wary that POC's free services will cease once the hospital is privitized.

The death of healthcare options for the poor

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Can doctors play a larger role in advocating better access to quality healthcare for the poor?

#GlendaPH: Bridging the gap in a PGH blackout

Jul 20, 2014 - 9:59 PM

We have limited resources but we make up for it with human resources

Spain surgery waiting lists 'longest on record'

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:10 AM

In crisis hit Spain the waiting time for non urgent operation patients is 100 days in public hospitals according to 2012 figures released over the weekend

#SONA2013: The state of public healthcare in the Philippines

Jul 22, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the Aquino administration s healthcare agenda