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DOH issues official statement on confirmed case of MERS-CoV

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

“An OFW who had contact with the OFW who died of MERS-CoV in United Arab Emirates arrived in the country yesterday (Tuesday). He tested positive on the nose swab examination in UAE but completely no symptoms. The Embassy of the Philippines in UAE informed DOH and DFA immediately of the results.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Avoid whipping, nailing to cross, advises DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged penitents to practice other forms of atonement other than whipping themselves bloody and nailing themselves to crosses as part of their Lenten rituals and sacrifice, saying these practices may cause serious health problems.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dengue cases sharply down but ‘biters’ keep DOH busy

The number of reported dengue cases in Metro Manila in the first quarter of the year reflected a 41-percent drop from that of the same period in 2013, Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

It’s raining condoms, DOH flyers in QC

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Going to a spa or a videoke bar in Quezon City? Chances are, you’ll be encouraged to “rubberize.” As part of its campaign against HIV/AIDS, the Department of Health’s National Capital Region office is “flooding” massage parlors, nightclubs and KTV bars with two items that promote safe sex: Free condoms and information flyers.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

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The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Warning raised vs rising temps

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

With temperatures starting to rise, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public about heat stroke and other diseases commonly acquired during summer.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH appeals for media responsibility amid flesh-eating disease hoax

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The Department of Health on Wednesday reminded media to be responsible in their reports after news of a “mysterious” flesh-eating disease spread in Pangasinan.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOH chief: Don’t panic over ‘flesh-eating disease’

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona urged the public not to panic over a supposed “flesh-eating” skin disease in Pangasinan.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

All 72 DOH-run hospitals candidate for PPP

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

All 72 Department of Health (DOH)-run hospitals in the country are candidates for the public-private partnership (PPP) program of the government, ostensibly aimed at reforming the country’s health system.

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

DOH, LGUs intensify anti-measles campaign

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) has been actively coordinating with local government units to prevent the spread of measles in the country, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No new measles strain in PH, says DOH

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Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. The Department of Health declared Measles Outbreak with the increasing number of measles patients. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The high incidence of measles in several parts of the country is not caused by a new strain of the disease, the Department of Health said Friday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Measles up, but execs say no epidemic seen coming

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Barely a week into the new year, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in San Carlos City has already treated 14 measles-afflicted patients from different towns in the province.   But Policarpio Manuel, PPH director, described the situation as “not yet alarming,” saying that patients did not come from a single place, which would have [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dengue surge reported in Central Mindanao

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Dengue downed 12,719 people in Central Mindanao last year, almost three times more than the number of people the mosquito-borne disease sent to hospitals in 2012, the regional office of the Department of Health said Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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  • Sports

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