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PGH using telepresence devices to connect patients and frontliners

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:07 AM

The telepresence devices are meant to allow for communication among patients, doctors, and a patient's family while limiting potential coronavirus exposure and conserving personal protective equipment

TELEPRESENCE. This telepresence device connects frontliners to patients, as well as patients to their loved ones. Photo from DOST-PCHRD.

How to help PGH safety officer, sons who were forced to leave home

May 25, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Santiago takes pride in his work on the front lines. He says the coronavirus pandemic has made work more difficult, but he didn’t expect he would experience discrimination.

Virus trips up U.S. soap opera 'General Hospital', 57 years on

May 21, 2020 - 8:03 PM

Fans will have to wait for a long time to watch new episodes as production of the show has been on hold due to the coronavirus crisis

Rappler Talk: Dr Jonas del Rosario on PGH’s mission to defeat the coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Rappler talks to Dr Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss how they have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic

Medical frontliners, 8-day-old baby among new coronavirus cases in Baguio City

Apr 25, 2020 - 2:59 PM

The 8 new coronavirus patients also include 2 overseas Filipino workers who came from the US

BAGUIO HOSPITAL. The facade of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center. Photo by Raani Paranas/CC BY-SA 4.0

Duterte offers P10 million to any Filipino who develops vaccine vs coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The President is also giving a 'substantial grant' to the Philippine General Hospital for the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reviews a document before addressing the nation on the government's efforts against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on April 16, 2020. Malacanang photo

Saan maaaring kumonsulta ang non-COVID patients ng PGH?

Apr 13, 2020 - 8:57 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Maaring dumulog ang mga pasyente ng PGH sa Diabetes, Thyroid, and General Endocrine Clinics sa kanilang hotline na 09310443763

How much PPE do you need to care for COVID-19 patients?

Apr 12, 2020 - 4:58 PM

The Philippine General Hospital, a designated COVID-19 referral center, shares its strategies to conserve Protective Personal Equipment

Coronavirus survivors donate blood to help COVID-19 patients

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine General Hospital urges other coronavirus survivors to donate blood to help critically ill COVID-19 patients

MODERN DAY HEROES. COVID-19 survivors donate blood on Thursday, April 9 for an experimental treatment done by the Philippine General Hospital to help severely ill patients affected by coronavirus. Photos from Dr. Thaddeus Hinunangan

Isko Moreno, other Manila officials donating salaries to PGH

Apr 05, 2020 - 12:46 AM

The mayor, vice mayor, and the entire city council are giving up their pay in April, totaling P4.7 million

MANILA'S EXECUTIVES. Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at City Hall. Photo from Moreno's Facebook page

'He will always be our hero': Son pays tribute to doctor who died of coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:58 PM

'He always embodied a kind of fiery passion for his profession but he always spoke of what the country needed with such passion,' says the son of Dr Leandro Resurreccion III of the pediatric transplant surgeon at the Philippine General Hospital

Photos from Leandro Castillo Resurreccion IV

Baguio General Hospital to use AI technology for coronavirus detection

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:34 AM

The Artificial Intelligence Scan Analyzer’s results are 'not conclusive and confirmatory but will give the city a heads-up on whether or not a patient is a probable COVID-19 case,' Mayor Benjamin Magalong says

From Public Information Office - City of Baguio Facebook page

PGH accepts DOH's request to be coronavirus referral hospital

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Philippine General Hospital Director Gerardo Legaspi assures the public that PGH will still accept non-coronavirus patients

PGH. The facade of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH designates Jose Rodriguez, building at UP-PGH as coronavirus hospitals

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Health Secretay Francisco Duque III acts on the urgent appeal of medical industry leaders

EXCLUSIVE FOR COVID-19 SOON. The facade of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

4 more PH laboratories to start coronavirus testing on March 19 – WHO

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:54 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests

COVID-19 TEST KIT. A sample of the UP-developed novel coronavirus detection kit as presented to media during a press briefing held at Philippine Gerome Center on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Left in the dark: Little protection for government's coronavirus frontliners

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:14 PM

Government health workers are stretched and don't have enough personal protective equipment as they battle the outbreak in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY General Hospital health workers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, prepare the isolation tent for persons under investigation for suspected coronavirus infection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SM Group donates P100M worth of medical supplies to RITM, PGH

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:01 PM

The group is also helping to improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits

2 coronavirus patients now confined at hospital in Pampanga

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:07 PM

The Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital is the DOH designated treatment center for Central Luzon coronavirus cases

4 more Philippine laboratories may soon test samples for coronavirus – DOH

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 PM

Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization

MORE LABS EYED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte signs law creating PH Coast Guard General Hospital

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:25 AM

The new hospital is supposed to provide comprehensive health care services to PCG personnel, employees, their dependents, and retired personnel

Turnover and blessing ceremony of newly procured Philippine Coast Guard Assets at PCG headquarters in Manila on July 25, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

19 out of 154 kids died of dengue despite Dengvaxia shot – DOH

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM

But DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo says several tests and studies still need to be done in the next few years to confirm if Dengvaxia itself influenced the deaths

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tulfo asks public to secretly record 'arrogant' doctors in gov't hospitals

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

But University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa says what Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to do would be against several laws in the Philippines

VIDEO RECORDING DOCTORS? Columnist Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to secretly take videos of "arrogant" government doctors.. PGH file photo from Rappler, photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

Tulfo to PGH: 'I will not apologize'

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Columnist Ramon Tulfo also says he will not take down 'in a million years' the video where he is heard hurling expletives at a doctor in the emergency room of the Philippine General Hospital

NO APOLOGY. Columnist Ramon Tulfo says he will not apologize to PGH or its emergency room doctor who he cursed at. PGH File photo from Rappler/ Photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

PGH demands apology from Ramon Tulfo

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We condemn in the strongest terms the behavior of Mr Tulfo as completely unacceptable and unbecoming,' says the Philippine General Hospital

What Duterte government’s P100M subsidies can do for PGH patients

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With quicker turnover of patients, funds for medical tests, and access to free medicine in a matter of days, the Philippine General Hospital can treat more indigents

Gordon vows ‘hard-hitting’ report as Senate ends Dengvaxia probe

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'This sad part of our history will never be repeated again by the very sentinel, by the very guardians, of our health, the Department of Health,' says Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon

DENGVAXIA PROBE. Senate conducts 7th hearing on the dengue vaccine controversy. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House opposition to Duterte: Order Acosta to ‘stop pseudo-forensic intervention’

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:02 PM

The PAO chief had refused to accede to a UP-PGH's panel's request for access to the tissue samples of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children who died

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Feb 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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DOH considers UP-PGH findings as primary 'evidence’ on Dengvaxia

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:41 PM

The DOH is willing to share the UP-PGH's findings to the Public Attorney's Office, which is conducting its own exhumation and forensic examination of other children vaccinated with Dengvaxia

DOH-TRUSTED EXPERTS. Doctors Maria Cecilia Lim, Gerardo Legaspi, and Juliet Sio-Aguilar discuss the findings of the UP-PGH panel on 14 Dengvaxia deaths. Screenshots by Rappler

Sotto to Duque: DOH, not PAO, should take lead in Dengvaxia probe

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Is PAO now a medical group?...Set your foot down and make the DOH the lead in this investigation, especially in scientific investigations,' Senator Vicente Sotto III tells Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

DOUBTING PAO. Senator Vicente Sotto III believes the PAO is not qualified to conduct forensic examinations on the Dengvaxia deaths. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UP-PGH to review deaths of 14 kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

If deaths or disease come to children who have gotten the dengue vaccine since March 2016, the health department asks parents to report the cases to UP-PGH

HEALTH OFFICIALS. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde answer questions during a media forum on January 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOH partners with UP-PGH to validate dengue vaccine deaths

Dec 21, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The expert panel is composed of pediatricians, pathologists, and other specialists with 'no financial or intellectual ties' to Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia

Duterte to give P100-M monthly subsidy for soldiers' medicines

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also tells the military that, through the 2018 national budget, he has fulfilled his promise to double their salaries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal on Sergeant Erwin Gassilang during his visit to the wounded soldiers at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on November 21, 2017. Gassilang sustained wounds while taking part in the operations to liberate Marawi City from the terrorists. Also in the photo is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero. Malacañan Photo

Robredo eyes prosthetics-making course for wounded soldiers

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the course can serve as a livelihood opportunity for wounded soldiers who will no longer be able to return to service

HELPING HEROES. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her speech before wounded soldiers admitted at V Luna Medical Center. Screenshot by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Organization's visit to Manila

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The organization s chairperson Julia Morley and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle pay a visit to charities and also meet Manny Pacquiao at the Senate

Troops advance in Marawi as another Maute stronghold falls

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año visits the war zone in Marawi to mark the fall of Safrullah Hospital a multiple storey building that served as headquarters for the local terror groups

CLEARED. Troops flush out enemies from the well-fortified Safrullah Medical Hospital. Sourced photo

Panic in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave

May 25, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Shoeb Ahmed head of Gazipur industrial police says some workers lost consciousness in soaring temperatures leading to others panicking and leaving the factories

Quezon City to build P100-M hospital for urban poor

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The 100 bed capacity Rosario Maclang General Hospital will be in Barangay Batasan Hills and will mostly cater to residents of the city s second legislative district

Duterte wishes for a peaceful Christmas

Dec 17, 2016 - 11:50 PM

The President expresses a Christmas wish: Maybe we can resume fighting some other day

Doctor orders longer hospital stay for Bong Revilla

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:53 PM

Orthopedic surgeon Rolando Ochoa attending physician of jailed former Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr says his patient has to undergo biopsy and further examination and treatment

Military hospital in Sulu gets Duterte's promised upgrade

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Sulu commanders thank the government and the San Miguel Foundation for the renovations

UPGRADE. Armed Forces chief General Ricardo Visaya and retired General Emmanuel Bautista inaugurate a newly renovated military hospital in Jolo, Sulu. Photo from PH military

IN PHOTOS: Miss World, Mr World winners visit PGH

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Mireia Rohit and Steve Douglas of the Miss World Organization are in the country to check on the projects funded by the group Miss World PH 2016 Catriona Gray also joins them

Fashion show aims to raise funds for PGH patients

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Doctors and medical students will walk the runway wearing apparel by esteemed Filipino designers as they seek to help patients through Rx: A Work of HeART

WATCH: Duterte visits soldiers recovering from injuries

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:19 AM

Sixteen soldiers recovering from wounds from Sulu and Basilan clashes get a visit from the Philippine president in Zamboanga City

HOSPITAL VISITOR. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes the hand of a soldier recuperating from wounds in the Camp Navarro General Hospital in Zamboanga City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Advocacy program raises awareness about mental illness in PH

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Press release: Open Minds Foundation seeks to have relatives and friends of mentally ill patients gain a deeper understanding of mental illnesses as well as help and train them to find ways to cope

During the launch of the PESO Value campaign, the project technical working and advisory groups, together with UP Manila Dean Romeo R. Quizon and J&J leaders aim to solicit support to find ways to lower down the out of pocket expenses of mental health patients. Photo from Johnson & Johnson

Former PGH cash clerk convicted for misdeclaring collections

May 27, 2016 - 7:06 PM

An audit reveals Adelaine Bacor failed to remit the true and correct amount paid by 44 cardiac catheterization laboratory patients

First US penis transplant performed on 64-year-old man

May 16, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The 15 hour surgery took place earlier this month at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is the third such operation known in the world

OPERATION. The 15-hour penis transplant operation is the third such operation in the world. Photo from Massachusetts General Hospital

Metro Manila hospitals ready for New Year's Eve – DOH

Dec 31, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The health department has found the three major hospitals – Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center Philippine General Hospital and East Avenue Medical Center – prepared for cases of firework related injuries

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROUNDS. Health Secretary Janette Garin started her inspection at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Singapore screens hundreds after hepatitis C outbreak

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The state run Singapore General Hospital says 678 patients as well as 273 medical workers are being contacted to be screened for the virus