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Seniors law author bats for better elderly healthcare

The need for a more focused program on geriatric health could best be illustrated by the case of Mang Romy, 75, a resident here and dialysis patient who shuttles between his hospital and a private laboratory in Davao City, a distance of 65 kilometers.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOH chief bares options for future of children’s hospital


It’s modernization, not privatization, which can happen in many ways.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH used P3.3B in DAP funds to buy medicines, improve health centers—Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed on Tuesday, that his department received P3.3 billion in total allocations under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pollution is among causes of lung cancer, DOH chief warns


The Department of Health (DOH) will work with other government agencies in order to have a “healthy Metro Manila,” and the agency believes that pollution is one of the causes of various health problems, including cancer.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Leaner, meaner Baguio hospital is foundation’s aim

Manuel V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s not turning public hospitals private but making them “leaner and meaner.” The Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF), Department of Health (DOH) and the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) signed on Friday a pact to boost the operation of the government-run hospital through “organizational strengthening.” This year, the MMCF set its eyes on [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »