Posts Tagged Department of Health

DOH probes 77 hospitals for illegal detention complaints

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 5, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking into 77 hospitals that are facing complaints for illegally detaining patients due to ‘unsettled’ hospital bills. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III assured that...

DOH warns public against unregistered medical devices in online shops

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has warned the public against unregistered medical devices that are being sold in online shops. This includes wound dressing and gauze without a certificate of...

The cold winds are rising: How to stay healthy amid cold weather illnesses

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 29, 2019

The cold winds are rising, and cold weather illnesses are coming. No season is a good season to get sick so it is better to prepare your body to prevent...

Poliovirus detected in 26 of 142 tested environmental samples – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that 26 of the 142 environmental samples sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and the Japan National...

More possible cases of polio being monitored in PH – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   November 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) said it is monitoring more possible cases of polio in the country following recent cases of children who tested positive for poliovirus...

Phl records 3 more polio cases

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday confirmed that it has recorded three more cases of polio in the country. The DOH said the three new cases...

Hontiveros urges DOH to name pharma firms blocking move for cheaper medicines

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the Department of Health (DOH) to identify the pharmaceutical firms that are reportedly blocking the move to lower the price of medicines. “Nanawagan...

DOH, UNICEF urge LGUs to prioritize sanitation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 20, 2019

The Department of Health and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urge local government units in the country to prioritize sanitation. With this, the DOH launched the Philippine Approach to...

DOH wants tax on salty food products

Robie de Guzman   •   October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing to propose imposing additional taxes on salty food products in a bid to lower the high incidence of non-communicable diseases...

DOH pushes for total ban on e-cigarettes

Robie de Guzman   •   October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday called for a total ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), stressing that it has no proven positive effect on the user’s...

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