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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...

 

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...

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