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September 15, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Emergency hiring slots filling up, DOH continues call for more applicants
The Department of Health is filling up the slots for much needed healthcare workers in both the private and public sector to help the country battle the COVID19 pandemic. Of the 10,693 openings for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under the emergency hiring program it started in the mid of April 2020, the DOH has hired 8,056 as of September 12 (Saturday) or 75.34%...

September 14, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: ARTS leader shares important lessons in DOH COVID-19 Survivors Series, reminds elderly to be extra careful
Elderly stateswoman of Philippine art Cecile Guidote-Alvarez recovered not just from cancer, but from COVID-19 as well. The lady--former Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) founder, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) artist (among other distinguished positions)--shared her experiences in the Department of Health’s Survivors Series on September 13...

September 13, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: MVP Group Of Companies joins DOH’s BIDA Campaign
The MVP Group of Companies has become a partner of the Department of Health (DOH) in its BIDA Solusyon Campaign which encourages all sectors to comply with science-backed behavioral changes in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The partnership is a great avenue to empower Filipinos in every sector for a whole-of-nation, whole-of-government approach in rising above the pandemic. This public-private partnership ensures the wider public’s compliance with the minimum health standards, which include wearing face masks and face shields in public spaces, regular and proper handwashing, and physical distancing of one meter, among many others...

September 11, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH to set road map for roll out of COVID-19 vaccine
To ensure seamless rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III assures the public that the DOH will provide a detailed roadmap for the procurement of the successful vaccine. He disclosed that the Philippines is already in close collaboration and negotiation with several international pharmaceutical companies that are currently frontrunners in the development of COVID-19 vaccines in a Senate hearing last 18 August...

September 11, 2020 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH pushes barangay-level response: granular data, stronger citizen engagement to crush COVID clusters
More granular data will be made available to the public starting Monday September 14 2020 to effectively address the spread of the virus from the grassroot level. In a media forum held on Wednesday, September 9, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire elaborated that part of the intervention’s goal is to crush the clustering of COVID cases in communities through strong community engagement...

September 09, 2020 9:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: P4.5 Billion Bayanihan 2 fund to equip hospital facilities
With the culmination of Bayanihan 1 or the We Heal as One Act and its transition to the next phase, the Department of Health today disclosed that a total of almost PHP 4.5 billion has been allocated for Bayanihan 2 or the We Recover As One Act. The said fund is equivalent to 35,980 pieces of medical equipment procured by different entities. These include 290 units of hemodialysis machines, 180 units of mobile x-ray machines,1000 mechanical ventilators, 200 high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy equipment, and 34,510 units of various other medical equipment...