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Health Secretary Francisco Duque says about P16.7 billion is needed to make over 1,000 health facilities nationwide operational
State auditors cast doubt on the validity of the DOH's P8.1 billion project as it failed it comply with government procurement laws
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Commission on Audit fraud report on the project will provide the 'documentary evidence that can give us the full truthful story'
But former health secretary Janette Garin denies the allegation, saying the government has continuously funded the nationwide Barangay Health Stations project
A JBros Construction Corporation executive tells a Senate panel that a barangay health station the company built in a public elementary school in Lipa, Batangas, was demolished to give way to a gym
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the project's problems can be traced to 'very defective' planning by former health chief Janette Garin and her team
Former health chief Janette Garin and Heath Undersecretary Roger Tong-an say the final source of funds for the project came from the health department’s miscellaneous personnel benefits fund
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the P8.1 billion project did not have validated sites before it started construction in 2016. So far, this has cost the Deparment of Health P1.2 billion.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque says there is 'definitely' no need to declare a state of national emergency contrary to the request of the VACC
Filipinos in rural areas prefer to get basic medical services in barangay health stations but these are very vulnerable to strong typhoons such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013
Should the next disaster strike some rural health units in Iloilo should be able to operate even without electricity
Of the 600 barangay and municipal health stations and hospitals in Eastern Visayas that were damaged by the super typhoon two thirds have yet to be repaired says WHO
According to the World Health Organization WHO many people who suffered serious injuries when a super typhoon devastated the central Philippines have had to wait nearly a month for treatment
The health department needs at least 4 000 emergency delivery kits and iron supplementation for pregnant and post partum women