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June 02, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: COVID-19 death rate on a downward trend
In Tuesday’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire reported that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the Philippines continues to be on a downward trend after the Philippines on June 1 recorded its lowest number of mortalities in a single day since early March. The Spokesperson also emphasized how the average number of deaths recorded per day has been dropping over the past few weeks. “Magmula sa average na 25.3 deaths kada araw noong simula ng Abril, bumaba na tayo sa 1.6 deaths kada araw sa katapusan ng Mayo,” said Singh-Vergeire...

June 02, 2020 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Mas Murang Gamot, Abot Kamay na! E.O. setting MRP of select meds takes effect today
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III announced early this year that Executive Order No. 104, “Improving Access to Healthcare Through the Regulation of Prices in the Retail of Drugs and Medicines,” which sets the Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) of 87 medicines or 133 formulations will take effect today. According to Duque, EO 104 provides economic relief to Filipinos by making life-saving medicines more affordable. The EO mandates fifty percent (50%) reduction on the prices of medicines for top burden diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, breast, colorectal and lung cancers, chronic kidney disease, and asthma / chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


June 01, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH orders regular and timely submission of results from labs
The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that it is working with its licensed laboratories to speed up the submission of test results to ensure a more precise collation, validation, and reporting of COVID-19 data. In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and public health epidemiologist Dr. Troy Gepte both said that as more tests are conducted daily, COVID-19 laboratories continue to be swamped with more samples to process.


May 31, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH clears backlog from 27 labs, urges 14 remaining laboratories to submit complete line list
The Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau (EB) announced that it has cleared all the backlog cases for validation based on the complete line lists submitted by twenty seven (27) operational licensed laboratories and the partial line list submitted by one (1) licensed laboratory, out of the forty-two (42) that are currently in operation...

May 30, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Be smart. Don’t ever start – DOH on World No Tobacco Day and National No Smoking Month
The Department of Health, together with the World Health Organization (WHO), Civil Society Organizations, developmental partners, and advocates, will observe the annual World No Tobacco Day on the 31st of May and the National No Smoking Month throughout the month of June. This year’s local theme, “Protektahan ang Kabataang Pilipino sa Impluwensya ng Industriya ng Tobako”, aims to respond to the systematic, aggressive, and sustained tactics of the tobacco industry to attract a new generation of tobacco users - the youth...

May 30, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH updates data presentation, highlights three key indicators of improving situation
The Department of Health (DOH) recently reformatted the presentation of the COVID-19 case data to provide a better understanding of both the pandemic and the national response. The new format now differentiates between fresh and late cases...