DOJ indicts Garin, 19 others for homicide over Dengvaxia mess

Prosecutors have found probable cause to indict various former and current health officials, led by former Health Secretary Janette Garin, for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide in the deaths of eight children who were administered the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine without … Continue reading DOJ indicts Garin, 19 others for homicide over Dengvaxia mess

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Help of barangay officials sought in anti-AIDS campaign

The Davao City Health Office has urged barangay councils to strengthen campaign on the importance of testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) amid the alarming increase in cases of the disease in the region. According to Pricilla … Continue reading Help of barangay officials sought in anti-AIDS campaign

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Overcrowding at Davao City government hospital due to poor billing system

inTOPNEWS PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 87, Nov 28-Dec. 04, 2011 BY ROGER M. BALANZA  Lack of manpower and a poor billing system in the accounting department is one of primary reasons behind overcrowding of patients at the state-owned Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City. A source at the hospital told Durian Post ward patients in the hospital scheduled for release have to wait for an average one day before they get their billing from the accounting department. This means that even if they had been given the discharge slip by the doctors they have to wait … Continue reading Overcrowding at Davao City government hospital due to poor billing system

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Topnotcher DavNor to beef up Botika ng Barangay

By Noel Baguio The Province of Davao del Norte is set to further strengthen its lead as Region XI’s top implementer of the Botika ng Barangay (BnB) program, with 179 BnBs now in place out of 223 barangays. Department of Health (DOH) Regional BnB Coordinator Rosemarie Basañes confirmed Davao del Norte continues to dominate the implementation of the program and acknowledged the provincial government for its commitment in carrying out the program, which is part of the government’s efforts to ensure the availability of available, low-priced, quality drugs to the people, particularly those financially-challenged. The provincial government started implementing the … Continue reading Topnotcher DavNor to beef up Botika ng Barangay

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DOH TO FLOOD COUNTRY WITH CONDOMS ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Condoms not roses, Valentine cards BY ROGER M. BALANZA Lovers swap Valentine Cards and roses on February 14, Valentine’s Day…..out of the spirit of love. On the same day, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Roman Catholic body that espouses love as a key to world peace, will feel no love for the Department of Health (DOH). DOH in Manila, on Valentine’s Day, the day of love, planned to flood the country with free condoms, angering the bishops. Condoms as a method of birth control is frowned upon by the Church as against religious teaching; DOH thinks … Continue reading DOH TO FLOOD COUNTRY WITH CONDOMS ON VALENTINE’S DAY

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