DOH programs posted in train coaches of LRT Line 2

UNTV News   •   January 31, 2018   •   4162

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has launched “Train Wrap” in LRT Line 2 that contains postings of health reminders and tips for its passengers.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the move would help inform LRT’s millions of passengers and the public in general about the importance of their health. This way,  people would find it difficult to disregard the advice of the agency.

“This is a very good medium by which we can bring to the consciousness of the riding public and the public in general. This is an important public health campaign of the DOH and in view of bringing health closer to our people,” Duque said.

Also posted inside and outside of the LRT train coaches is the information about the programs of DOH.

Inside the train are the various health tips like the proper washing of hands, covering of nose and mouth when coughing, the benefits of blood donation, and the agency’s immunization programs including information on anti-dengue vaccines.

According to the DOH, the agency has allotted Php 4-million for the launching of the said program.

With this, four LRT Line 2 coaches will have postings of health tips.

The DOH Train Wrap is the first ever program of the agency in coordination with the LRTA that pushes for health innovation using technology to reach ordinary Filipinos.

‘This is the first time that we will do this in the Department of Health. We know our people these days would like to do so many things but with so little time and opportunity lie waiting for the train to come, looking at people, getting out of the train are opportunities wherein important messages of health can be read, can be understood,” said DOH Office of Technical Services Usec. Gerardo Bayugo.

“We are taking advantage of this partnership with LRTA,” he added.

Meanwhile, Director Bello of the Health Promotions and Communication Services said the program is a good way to inform Filipinos who are busy on a daily basis and seem to forget about various health information.

“If we intensify this program to reveal information about health, at least, 50%-80% of public health is done. We need to prevent the occurrence of disease or ailments because as we all know an ounce of prevention is worth than a pound of cure,” said the director.

The operation of the DOH wrapped train in LRT Line 2 station begins at 4:30 in the morning and ends at 10 in the evening. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

PH posts 7,379 new COVID-19 cases; 21,664 recoveries

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached 953,106 on Tuesday after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 7,379 additional infections.

In its bulletin, the DOH said the latest figure pushed the country’s total active cases to 127,006.

The agency noted however, that the tally does not include data from eight laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time.

Ngayong 4 PM, Abril 20, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 7,379 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The total recoveries rose to 809,959 after 21,664 more patients recuperated from the viral respiratory disease.

The death rose increased to 16,141 with 93 new fatalities.

DOH updates guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination

Robie de Guzman   •   April 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has revised its guidelines on the government’s COVID-19 vaccination and deployment program.

Under the Department Memorandum No. 2021-0175, the DOH said that individuals who recently recovered from COVID-19 may be vaccinated immediately after recovery or completion of treatment for their first or second dose.

The DOH previously said that persons who tested positive for COVID-19 had to wait for 90 days before they get vaccinated.

This development comes after the country’s vaccine experts panel recommended inoculating COVID-19 survivors 14 days after their recovery.

The new DOH guidelines also state that individuals who were not able to receive their second dose due to medical reasons must coordinate with their respective vaccination sites for the immediate rescheduling of their vaccination.

The agency also said that only individuals experiencing a blood pressure (BP) of 180/120 or higher, with signs and symptoms of organ damage during the screening process, cannot be vaccinated.

“Other vaccine recipients with blood pressure not meeting definitions of hypertensive emergency may be vaccinated,” the DOH said.

The department also emphasized that medical clearance is not required for vaccination, except for individuals with autoimmune disease, HIV, cancer patients currently undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, transplant patients, those undergoing steroid treatment, and patients who are bedridden or with a poor prognosis.

The national government is currently vaccinating persons and workers belonging to A1 (healthcare workers), A2 (senior citizens), and A3 (persons with comorbidities) priority sectors. The Inter-Agency Task Force has also approved the list of sectors that are included in the A4 group.

The DOH earlier reported that over one million Filipinos have been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease.

The agency, however, reminded to continue observing minimum public health standards even after vaccination to curb the transmission of COVID-19.

Philippines records 11,429 new COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   April 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Thursday reported 11,429 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, pushing the total caseload to 904,285, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

In its latest bulletin, the DOH said the daily tally brought the country’s active cases to 183,527.

Ngayong 4 PM, Abril 15, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 11,429 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19….

Posted by Department of Health (Philippines) on Thursday, April 15, 2021

The DOH, however, noted that the case count does not include data from seven laboratories that failed to submit their reports on time.

The agency also reported that total recoveries increased to 705,164 after 856 more patients recuperated from the illness.

The death toll rose to 15,594 with 148 new fatalities.

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