Posts Tagged Department of Health (DOH)

DOH-Retained hospitals on code white alert effective Dec. 21

Marje Pelayo   •   December 20, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Days before the year-end revelry starts, the Department of Health (DOH) has announced on Thursday (December 20) that all DOH-Retained hospitals across the country will be on...

DOH-Region 3 calls on LGUs to impose ‘no buying, no selling’ of firecrackers this holiday

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2018

PAMPANGA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) Region 3 is encouraging local government units (LGU) to impose a ban on sales and purchase of firecrackers to achieve its target...

DOH reminds public to exercise caution in using firecrackers in welcoming the New Year

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Hospitals are getting ready for the merry-makings this holiday specifically in welcoming the new year. As early as today, the Department of Health (DOH) is making sure...

Dengvaxia ban likely to extend for more than a year – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   December 11, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to extend the ban on marketing and sales of Dengvaxia, according to the Department of Health (DOH). December 29...

DOH blames Dengvaxia controversy for 300% increase in measles cases in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   November 30, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – Measles cases in the country have already reached to more than 17,000 from January to November this year. Record shows a staggering increase of 367% as...

DOH pushes for P90 excise tax on tobacco products

Marje Pelayo   •   November 6, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health  (DOH) calls on Congress for the passage of the proposed P90 tobacco tax. Once the bill passes into law, a current P40...

DOH calls on parents to bar minors from using vapes

Marje Pelayo   •   November 5, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) calls on parents to prohibit their teenagers from using vapes or e-cigarettes. This is in line with the recent incident involving...

DOH warns public of diseases prevailing during typhoon season

Marje Pelayo   •   October 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) as always, reminds the public, especially parents, to monitor their children and bar them from wading through flood water because of water-borne...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Marje Pelayo   •   October 12, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

DOH warns of water-borne diseases with the onset of Typhoon Ompong

Marje Pelayo   •   September 13, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has raised a code white alert in anticipation of disease outbreaks in areas affected by Typhoon Ompong. The potential super...

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