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The way to raise a healthy nation

IT’S fair to say that the increasing number of health care facilities, mainly because of the entry of private investors, is also improving the health condition of Filipinos and allowing them to live longer. Based on “The World: Life Expectancy (2015) of online gazetteer Geoba.se, the life expectancy at birth for Filipinos is 72.75 years. That’s a significant improvement over the... 

Gov’t addressing haze problem

All hands are on deck to address the haze covering some parts of the country and extend assistance to the public who may be affected by the air pollution, Malacañang said yesterday. Incoming search terms:govt addressing haze problem tempo (2)HAZE SA INDONESIA (1) Read More »

Milk bank

In celebration of the “Breastfeeding Month’’ , the Quezon City General Hospital is set to open a breast milk bank to provide the nutrition and most accessible form of milk to babies especially to low weight and weak infants.  Read More »

New gov’t nurses to earn P16K

The government is planning to hire half of the nurses serving in the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service Project (RN Heals) program by next year and offer them higher salary, Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said. The new government nurses may earn a monthly salary of P16,000, a significant increase from the P8,000 allowance they receive from the Department of Health... 

‘Tap hospitals for drug testing’

If drug testing of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers will remain as requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), let it be done in government-run hospitals and not in private testing centers.  Read More »

Philippines, Germany boost labor partnership

The training of Filipino health care workers and seafarers is in the agenda to boost labor relations between Republic of the Philippines and Federal Republic of Germany. Germany is known for its “dual system” of vocational school. A student learns his craft at both the workplace and at vocational school. Providing knowledge and skills is linked to acquiring job experience.  Read More »

Health package for DepEd workers

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) reported yesterday it has started the pilot implementation of its Primary Care Benefit 1 (PCB1) package to employees of Department of Education this month. The PCB1 Package covers consultation, including annual health profiling, basic screening for cancers on cervix and breast, basic laboratory tests like complete blood count, urinalysis,... 

Mother and child health benefits

The Department of Health (DOH) recently issued an order authorizing only trained midwives, doctors, and nurses to help pregnant women give birth, as Local Government Units upgraded the conditions of their health centers. This will encourage pregnant women not only to give birth in government healthcare facilities instead of home, but also to avail of the benefits of Philippine Health Insurance... 

Better gov’t hospital facilities sought

Manila, Philippines – Facilities in government hospitals must be improved, especially those in areas experiencing prolonged power shortages, to ensure uninterrupted operations, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Senate candidate Nancy Binay said yesterday.  Read More »

Gov’t must shoulder health care

Manila, Philippines – The pre-bid conference conducted by the Department of Health late last month for the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC) attracted nine prospective bidders, including big names in the infrastructure and health care industries.  Read More »