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COA questions Dengvaxia procurement process

May 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The Commission on Audit also notes a discrepancy on the shelf life of the vaccine in the procurement documents

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

Garin, 7 officials file libel complaint vs ‘DOH mafia’ accuser

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Physician Francis Cruz, the whistleblower of the VACC, faces several libel complaints from health officials he accused of benefiting from the Dengvaxia mess

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

‘DOH mafia’ accuser faces libel complaint

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:56 PM

PCMC executive director Julius Lecciones files the libel complaint against physician Francis Cruz, who claims a mafia-like group operates in the DOH

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

Sanofi admits Dengvaxia doses imported into PH before contract

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:50 PM

A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Doctors tell 15,000 cops, civilians who got Dengvaxia not to worry

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Philippine Children's Medical Center, whose doctors administered the vaccine, assures the police of free hospitalization should they contract severe dengue

No more eviction worries for children's hospital

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:38 PM

The Department of Health and the National Housing Authority sign an agreement that cements the claim of the Philippine Children s Medical Center on its land

HAPPY ENDING. After failing to do its part in a land swap involving the PCMC property, the National Housing Authority finally commits to transfer the land title to the DOH. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

Children's hospital to get land title by 2015 – NHA

Dec 17, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The National Housing Authority and the Department of Health have agreed to use the 2003 valuation of the PCMC land which is about P900 million

LAND SWAP GONE BAD. The health department gave the National Housing Authority its property in Cebu in exchange for the land where the children's hospital in Quezon City stands, but NHA has not done its part of the bargain. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

'Make sure children's hospital gets land title by Christmas'

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Senator Benigno Aquino IV tells the National Housing Authority to give the Philippine Children s Medical Center the title to the land where it now stands

LAND SWAP GONE BAD. The health department gave the National Housing Authority its property in Cebu in exchange for the land where the children's hospital in Quezon City stands, but NHA has not done its part of the bargain. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

A fighting chance for patients with rare diseases

May 08, 2014 - 9:42 PM

In the Philippines those who suffer from rare diseases depend on government for their expensive treatment Lawmakers are trying to address the patients needs further

DREAM: DOCTOR. Patients like Ziv Morejon (R) who are diagnosed with rare diseases can also enjoy a decent quality of life if the right support system is in place. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Aside from affecting physical growth and development the claws of hunger also rip children of their confidence and sunny disposition

HUNGER AND CHILD BEHAVIOR. Doctors observe that malnourished children are more irritable, lethargic, and apathetic than well-nourished kids. Photo by Jez Aznar/AFP