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May 12, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: San Juan City thanks DOH as COVID-19 cases drop
In a meeting with the Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, San Juan City Mayor Francisco Javier M. Zamora thanked the Department of Health (DOH) for its timely and continuous assistance to the city since the outset of the COVID-19 crisis. “Maraming salamat po sa DOH. Without DOH, mahihirapan ho [talaga kami], lalo na noong unang bugso ng COVID-19,” said Mayor Zamora recalling how the Department assisted them in responding to the very first COVID-19 case in the city...


May 10, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: ADB-sponsored COVID-19 Lab in Pampanga launched to ramp up PH daily capacity by 3,000
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, together with Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles and other officials of the Department of Health (DOH), inaugurated the state-of-the-art Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory of the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) in San Fernando, Pampanga yesterday, May 9, 2020. JBLMGH was the recipient of the US2.5 million dollar-grant from the ADB to set up a Pandemic Sub national Reference Laboratory which will ramp up the country’s testing capacity by an additional 3,000 tests daily.

May 09, 2020 5:00 PM

Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, s. 2020: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards for the Public Sector
This Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Public Sector is aimed at protecting all government employees from the dangers of injury, sickness or death in the workplace through the adoption of safe and healthy working conditions to ensure the preservation of human lives and resources and prevent loss/damage of properties...

May 08, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Biggest mega swabbing center in MOA Arena, to open on Monday
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, with National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio Dizon and Philippine Red Cross Chairperson Senator Richard Gordon, inspected today the designated southern sector swabbing center in the SM Mall of Asia Arena, the biggest among the centers previously inspected. Said mega swabbing center has 72 testing booths that will be manned by a pool of health personnel hired by the Department of Health and the Philippine National Police medical staff. It is expected to add up to 1,500 tests in our country’s daily testing capacity. “Having swabbing sites this big is really important in our fight against COVID-19. With its 1,000-1,500 daily testing capacity, we are assured that we have enough facility to test our returning Overseas Filipinos, and later on, those in their respective communities as we help their local government,” Sec. Duque said...

May 08, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: ECQ buys PH time; continued practice of healthy behavior needed to sustain gains
The Philippines’ positivity rate, a measurement of how many people test positive for COVID-19 for tests conducted, is now at 10%, which meets the benchmark set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In today’s media forum, Health Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire discussed the welcome news with Dr. Edsel Salvana and Dr. Anna Ong-Lim, both members of the Technical Advisory Group that advises the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Considering that the country has been ramping up its testing capacity, and that the strategy for testing targets high-risk individuals, the low positivity rate has strengthened the DOH’s confidence that the overall strategy to beat COVID-19 has had a profound effect on preventing the infection spread.

May 07, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH gov’t receives 7 metric tons of PPES and medical supplies from UAE
Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III together with National Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., formally received a total of seven (7) metric tons of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies from the Government of the United Arab Emirates today...