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California seeks arrest of man with tuberculosis


Prosecutors in California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Recto pushes for Philhealth coverage of TB, all senior citizens

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If passed, two bills by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto would see the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) expand its coverage to include treatment of tuberculosis and make it mandatory to cover all senior citizens.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate tackles bills to expand PhilHealth coverage on TB, senior citizens


The Senate on Tuesday began deliberations on two separate measures, expanding the coverage of state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) by including the full treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) and mandating compulsory coverage to all senior citizens.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH among top nations with TB, says WHO

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

The Philippines is among the four countries that account for 93 percent of the tuberculosis cases and deaths in the Western Pacific region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Baguio doc leaves behind proofs of kindness

DR. CHARLES CHENG during the celebration of Lunar New Year in Baguio in 2012. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A poor boy from the remote village of Patiakan in Quirino town in Ilocos Sur province said he owed his life to Dr. Charles Cheng.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »