Posts Tagged Department of Health (DOH)

DOH orders public hospital to increase bed capacity for COVID-19 patients

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — One after the other, major hospitals in Metro Manila last week declared full capacity of its designated beds for COVID-19 patients. According to their respective statements, the...

Philippines eyes 30,000 daily COVID-19 tests by end of May

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing to achieve 30,000 daily tests for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by the end of the month as it works to...

DOH agrees with FDA decision to ban Dengvaxia in Phl

Maris Federez   •   August 22, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has rejected the request of Sanofi Pasteur to overturn the decision of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of Dengvaxia vaccine...

Police, military hospitals on standby amid national dengue alert

Marje Pelayo   •   July 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has tapped the service of military hospitals amid following the declaration of national dengue alert. According to DOH Spokesperson Eric Domingo, they...

Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula up by 81%

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 18, 2019

Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula rose to 81 percent, according to the Department of Health (DOH) 9. Cases had reached 1,743 from January 1 to March 7, 2019. Based on...

DOH calls for increased awareness vs. depression after Razorback drummer’s suicide

Marje Pelayo   •   January 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (January 17) issued a statement calling on the public to help spread awareness against depression following the apparent suicide of...

Firecracker-related injuries decline by 52% at 236 cases – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   January 2, 2019

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) noted a significant decline in the number of firecracker-related injuries from December 21, 2018 to January 2, 2019. This year’s tally,...

‘Boga’ or PVC cannon tops list of injury-causing firecrackers; number of victims decline by 50% – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   December 31, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) recorded a total of 55 firecracker-related injuries as of Sunday morning (December 30). Most of the victims, 13 of them, were...

Piccolo tops list of dangerous firecrackers, causes of injuries

admin   •   December 27, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines —  The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Health (DOH) remind the public to avoid firecracker disasters in welcoming the new year. Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo...

DOH warns: Firecracker wounds can lead to tetanus infection, death

Marje Pelayo   •   December 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is expecting more cases of firecracker-related injuries until the first week of next year. In line with this, the DOH advises merry-makers...

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