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ABANTE TO DOH : GRANT NCGH PERMIT TO OPERATE

Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. on Sunday called on the Department of Health and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to fast-track the accreditation of the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH) so that its emergency room (ER) and inpatient services could be activated, and stressed that “with the country now in the middle of […]

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POE TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Senator Grace Poe is urging the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to work harder to expedite the release of funds to hospitals and health workers, as the country faces fierce threats from the Delta variant. “We’ve been in this trying situation for over a year and both […]

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MISOCC HOSPITAL HAS NEW COVID-19 ISOLATION WING

The Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARS-MC) in Misamis Occidental province formally opened its P50-million worth isolation wing that can accommodate more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Medical Center Chief, Dr. Jesus Martin Sanciangco III, said the rooms were originally designed as private wards but because of the pandemic, it would be used […]

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NEW HOSPITAL FOR BACOLOD CITY GETS SENATE NOD

The Senate approved on third reading a bill establishing a general hospital in the City of Bacolod, to be known as the Bacolod City General Hospital (BCGH). The hospital will cater to residents of the Lone District of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. “We need more hospitals–especially public hospitals,” stressed Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, author […]

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DPWH TO BUILD COVID-19 HOSPITAL IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to expand the healthcare service capacity for COVID-19 treatment in Zamboanga City. Secretary and Chief Isolation Czar Mark Villar said that he has instructed Undersecretary and DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local/Health Facility Head Emil Sadain to identify the site where a modular […]

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1st OFW HOSPITAL STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN PAMPANGA

The construction of the first-ever overseas Filipino workers (OFW) hospital has recently started after being delayed by quarantine measures imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. During the kick-off ceremony, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the provincial government of Pampanga signed the deed of usufruct for the […]

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BORONGAN CITY UPGRADES ISOLATION FACILITY – AGDA

The city government of Borongan in Eastern Samar is planning to upgrade its modern isolation facility to a 50-bed hospital with the increasing need for better health care services amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the proposed city hospital will have pediatric, obstetrics, internal medicine, and surgical wards, and a five […]

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RSA FOUNDATION TO BUILD HOSPITAL, RESEARCH CENTER ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

RSA Foundation, established by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang, is looking to build a state-of-the-art hospital on a 3-5 hectare property in the southern part of Luzon as its first project and foray into helping future-proof society post-pandemic. The facility is envisioned to help arm and better prepare […]

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DPWH COMPLETES OFF-SITE DORM FOR PAMPANGA HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS – VILLAR

A new off-site dormitory that will serve as temporary shelter for medical personnel of the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) in San Fernando City, Pampanga was recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). “DPWH assures the continuous assistance to the Department of Health in the provision of the much-needed […]

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DPWH TURNS OVER COMPLETED PICC COVID-19 FACILITY TO PNP – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has turned-over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Medical Corps the newly-completed health facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls in Pasay City. According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the makeshift hospital at the PICC Forum Tent has 294 […]