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June 23, 2020 4:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Convenience, gas retail giants promote adoption of safety measures
The Department of Health (DOH) emphasized the observance of stringent health protocols as Filipinos begin frequenting gas stations and convenience stores with the easing quarantine restrictions. In today’s media forum, Health OIC-Undersecretary Dr. Marie Rosario Singh-Vergeire discussed with Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail Randy Del Valle and 7-Eleven Philippines President and CEO Victor Paterno the responsibility of the private sector to adhere to the government’s prescribed health protocols, and welcomed collaboration for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

June 22, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Stress management and social solidarity vital to pandemic response
The pandemic has taken a toll on the lives of many Filipinos, impacting both the psychological and social well-being of many who are still adapting to the current circumstances. In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Health OIC-Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and health social scientist Dr. Nina Castillo-Carandang discussed the importance of recognizing the various challenges and stressors that contribute to anxiety. According to them, self-awareness of one’s mental condition is a key aspect in the search for “Kagalingan”, or well-being, happiness, and health...

June 18, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH promotes injury prevention, improved safety protocols for children
With Filipino children spending time at home due to the pandemic, parents now pay more attention to the safety of their children. In light of the National Safe Kids Week, Department of Health (DOH) OIC-Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and OIC-Children’s Health and Development Division Chief Dr. Anthony Calibo discussed how parents can keep their children safe, as well as what to do in case of an emergency...

June 17, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH cautions public against non-prescribed use of dexamethasone, reiterates no prophylaxis or cure yet for COVID-19
The Department of Health (DOH) today cautioned the public against the unregulated use of a steroid that researchers in England found can improve COVID-19 survival among certain patients. In its June 17 media forum, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire cautioned the public against non-prescribed purchase and use of dexamethasone as either for prophylaxis or cure from the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19...

June 17, 2020 4:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Statement on the Ombudsman investigation
The Department of Health welcomes the investigation and will comply with all directives from the Office of Ombudsman. The DOH has been transparent in the COVID-19 response, including procurement transactions and the provision of benefits to healthcare workers. DOH officials will willingly cooperate with the authorities to ensure utmost transparency throughout the duration of the investigation and beyond...

June 16, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Top restos back DOH health response, adopt safety measures for staff and dine-in customers
As parts of the country begin transitioning to the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), more Filipinos start returning to their regular dine-in habits. In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Health OIC-Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire sat down with the leaders of some of the country’s leading food and beverage groups to discuss how the takeout, dine-in, and delivery experiences have been modified to ensure safety against the virus for both customers and employees...

 

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