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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 »

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Monday expressed optimism that government hospitals will become self-sustaining as the Aquino administration pushes for more Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) enrollments particularly for the poorest of the poor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOH launches anti-mosquito drive in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH launches sanitation drive to stop surge of mosquitoes in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | 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 »

Ona calls on doctors to issue BIR-approved receipts to back tax drive

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday urged doctors to issue receipts to their patients as he backed the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) drive for the payment of right taxes.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

Ona cool to use of medical pot

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona expressed reservations about the proposal to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, citing the need for further studies of its medicinal value.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH has more than enough doctors–Ona

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Cities are more attractive to doctors than rural communities causing a “maldistribution” of physicians in the country, according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

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

4 gov’t hospitals in provinces can now perform open heart surgeries

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Akira Sugenoya

Filipinos in the provinces who need to undergo heart surgery no longer need to go to Manila as more provincial hospitals have been modernized and are now capable of performing it.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Measles outbreak far from over’

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The measles outbreak in several districts in Metro Manila is far from over, health officials said on Monday, adding that the number of cases could increase further because the disease is “highly contagious.”

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Burying the dead no easy job

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Nearly nine out of 10 fatalities in the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have remained unidentified more than a month after the storm hit the country, according to an official advisory. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Theirs is not an easy job but, they are determined to do it. They are the 30 men who, despite the rains that have been plaguing this already sodden city since Christmas, are tasked with burying more than 700 of the 1,400 unidentified bodies that have been left lying on the grounds of the health center in Suhi village here since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck nearly two months ago.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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