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May 16, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Malasakit: panlaban natin sa COVID-19; former UP Chancellor contextualizes pandemic for Filipinos
The easing of the community quarantine across the Philippines is a huge breath of relief for many Filipinos whose lives and livelihoods have been displaced, but experts from the academic community caution that day-to-day behavior has to change until a vaccine is found. In the May 16 media forum, medical anthropologist and University of the Philippines (UP) professor, Dr. Michael Tan, appealed to both the government and the public to practice healthy behaviors while the virus continues to pose risks. The former UP Chancellor also called on all Filipinos to be kinder and more understanding, highlighting the importance of social solidarity in the fight against COVID-19...

May 14, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Experts rally behind DOH data integrity, AIM, Ateneo data scientists affirm validity of findings
With the easing of the quarantine across the nation presenting a new chapter in the Philippines’ fight against COVID-19, local experts have rallied behind the Department of Health (DOH) to affirm the government’s decision-making process through sound reporting of data. According to data scientists Dr. Reena Estuar of the Ateneo de Manila University and Dr. Maya Herrera of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), as the country is battling a new virus, data is not always guaranteed with 100% accuracy. In a media forum this morning, both described how the DOH goes through a rigorous process in ensuring data accuracy in the reporting of COVID cases...

May 13, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Government offers full support in quarantine, isolation facilities
With the incoming easing and lifting of community quarantines across the nation, the government has been bolstering its testing, isolation, and quarantine facilities to prevent overwhelming the healthcare system when a possible spike in infection occurs. In today’s Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire discussed with Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO Vince Dizon how the government is improving the country’s isolation measures as part of its national response against COVID-19...

 

May 13, 2020 4:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: New quarantine site in Alabang inaugurated
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III together with National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez, Jr. inaugurated a new quarantine site in The Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The new quarantine center was established by the Filinvest City Foundation in partnership with EEI Corporation and the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, and in close coordination with the Department of Health, Department of Transportation, Department of National Defense and Bases Conversion and Development Authority...

May 13, 2020 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Statement on Data Integrity
The Department of Health appreciates the concerns raised by the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team in its Policy Note No. 6, dated May 8, 2020. The DOH has already taken note of the data errors found in the April 24 and 25 data drops. These issues have been resolved as early as April 26, as well as other inconsistencies communicated by private citizens through covidtracker@doh.gov.ph. We very much appreciate the UP Resilience Institute for raising their concerns.

 

May 13, 2020 10:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: Honoring Nurse’s Day: DOH calls for more HCWS to be heroes of World War C
The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on more healthcare workers to join the battle versus COVID-19, following the announcement of the Inter-Agency Tasks Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases new guidelines for community quarantine across the nation. In the May 12 Beat COVID-19 Virtual Presser, in honor of the International Nurses Day, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire spoke with the National President of the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. (PNA) Dr. Rosie De Leon on the need for more nurses to join the national response against COVID-19...

 

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