Posts Tagged healthcare workers

PH medical frontliners gradually coping with COVID-19 case management — DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The latest records of the Department of Health (DOH) has shown that the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recoveries in the country had tripled as compared to...

Belmonte urges hospitals to assure safety of health workers

Maris Federez   •   May 14, 2020

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Mayor Joy Belmonte appealed to all Metro Manila hospitals to exert more effort in protecting healthcare workers. The local chief executive’s move was prompted by the...

COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers in PH now at 1,859

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection among healthcare workers in the Philippines is now at 1,859, according to the latest report of the Department of Health...

CSC extends service tenure of retiring healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the job tenure of retiring healthcare workers to suffice the need for medical workers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

Duterte approves hiring of additional workers for FDA, DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is busy processing applications for licenses of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits and all other products necessary in the country’s fight...

Nurses group rebuts DOH statement on high COVID-19 infection rate among PH healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A group of nurses contradicted the claim of the Department of Health (DOH) that most healthcare workers got infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from outside their workplaces. ...

DOH points out reasons for high rate of COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers

Marje Pelayo   •   April 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (April 23) stated several reasons why COVID-19 infection rate among healthcare workers has been high. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III...

PNP: 67 frontliners test positive for COVID-19

Maris Federez   •   April 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the Philippine National Police has now reached 67. PNP Health Service Director, Police Brigadier General Herminio Tadeo Jr...

DOH: 152 doctors, 63 nurses now battling COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   April 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday (April 7) reported for the first time the number of healthcare workers infected with the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Special...

Healthcare workers may now get tested for COVID-19 as ‘vulnerable group’ — DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   April 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has established a protocol requiring all healthcare workers to undergo tests for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) despite exhibiting mild symptoms. According to the...


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