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PHILHEALTH REIMBURSEMENTS TO KEEP HOSPITAL JOBS

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) delays in reimbursing private hospitals for treating members of the state health insurer will make it harder for hospitals to retain critical manpower, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “You can have hospital beds but without medical staff, those beds are reduced to pieces of furniture.” “This is also a jobs […]

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ANGARA TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Most of the country’s hospitals have been facing extreme pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic so whatever the government owes them for their services should be settled swiftly, Senator Sonny Angara said. “There is growing concern over a possible surge of new cases of COVID-19 now that the deadly Delta variant of the virus is already […]

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POE TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Hospitals awaiting due reimbursement from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) must not be made to wait any longer as they struggle to protect and save lives amid the pandemic, Senator Grace Poe said. Poe made the call following repeated pleas from the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPI) to the state health […]

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VILLANUEVA: WHAT PLAN FOR NCR’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

Senator Joel Villanueva is asking the Department of Health to bare its plan to manage the stress in Metro Manila’s healthcare system as hospitals in the capital region contend with overflow capacity and overstretched manpower. Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said the government’s crisis managers should consider regrouping and have a “level-headed” assessment […]

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DRAW UP PLAN TO DECONGEST HOSPITALS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is requesting the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to expand its enhanced community quarantine directives for Mega Manila with an “urgent plan” to save hospitals from being “completely overwhelmed” by COVID-19 cases. “Hospitals are hanging ‘No admission for COVID patients’ signs,” Villanueva said. “Sa isang pasyenteng naghihingalo, ito na po ang pinakamasakit mong […]

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BUILD HOSPITALS IN STATE SCHOOLS — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the establishment of hospitals in state universities and colleges (SUCs) to help boost the country’s health system. When the country experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the entire nation was confronted with the reality that there were not enough hospital beds to cater to the patients […]

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EASTERN SAMAR HOSPITALS ACQUIRE P51M EQUIPMENT – EVARDONE

The provincial government of Eastern Samar has acquired new sets of modern equipment worth P51-million to the boost medical response capabilities of its hospitals amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Governor Ben Evardone said these were procured in June and delivered to different hospitals on the last week of July, using their Bayanihan fund from […]

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ZUBIRI, FRIENDS DONATE COVID-19 TEST KITS TO HOSPITALS

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, together with a group of friends called Art Rockers headed by Dr. Steven Lim and Dr. Enrique Posas, donated more than 13,000 COVID-19 PCR test kits to public and private hospitals for the use of their medical frontliners and symptomatic patients. Zubiri led the donations to the Philippine General Hospital, […]

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RIZAL SPORTS COMPLEX TO OPEN THIS WEEK FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS – VILLAR

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said they are looking to open for operation within this week the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila which is one of several state-owned buildings to be converted into temporary health facilities for the treatment and monitoring of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. “By this […]

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DPWH DELIVERS SURGICAL MASKS TO HOSPITALS TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently delivered additional 10,000 surgical masks to major public hospitals handling COVID-19 patients in Metro Manila. Under Secretary Mark Villar’s instruction, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, who is also the head of the Task Force on Augmentation of Healthcare Facilities, facilitated the distribution of donated medical supplies to […]