Posts Tagged Department of Health

FDA orders DOH-controlled hospitals to report vape-related injuries

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 11, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Department of Health (DOH)-controlled hospitals to report cases that are related to using vape. This was after health officials in the United...

What is Leptospirosis and how can you avoid it?

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2019

The risk of getting water-borne illnesses, like leptospirosis, is often much greater during the rainy season. Health experts said this is because floodwaters and other extreme weather-related events cause rodents...

PHL records over 208k dengue cases from January to August 2019 – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Dengue cases reported in the Philippines have reached more than 208,000 from January 1 to August 10 this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday....

Leptospirosis case now over 900; NKTI gym, converted into leptos ward

Maris Federez   •   August 20, 2019

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) has turned its gymnasium into an alternative ward for leptospirosis patients. This is to accommodate patients with leptospirosis and be provided with immediate...

Number of dengue cases in NCR exceeds alert threshold – DOH

Maris Federez   •   August 16, 2019

The National Capital Region (NCR) has recorded more than 11,000 dengue cases from January to August 10 this year. This is 33% higher than what was recorded in the past...

Sanofi Pasteur optimistic Dengvaxia will be restored in PH market

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 15, 2019

French Pharmaceutical firm, Sanofi Pasteur expressed optimism that the Dengvaxia vaccine will be restored in the Philippine market. In a statement, Sanofi Pasteur Philippines General Manager Jean Antoine Zinsou said...

DOH lauds House approval of alcohol tax bill

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 15, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has lauded the approval of House Bill 1026 or the bill seeking to increase taxes on alcohol products. In a statement, the DOH said increasing...

Privatization, case rate payment scheme removal, recommended amid PhilHealth anomaly issue

Maris Federez   •   August 14, 2019

Senator Franklin Drilon at Wednesday’s (August 13) hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee expressed concern on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s ability to pay its members the necessary claims...

DOH belies bribery allegations by families of Dengvaxia vaccinees

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has belied the accusation made by families of Dengvaxia vaccinees that they received a P50,000 bribe from the department. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III clarified...

DOH clarifies: no mutant strain of dengue virus

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no mutant strain of dengue virus in the country. In a statement, the DOH said that there are only four strains of...

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