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Romanian woman dies after 'igniting' during hospital op

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The woman suffers serious burns when surgeons used an electrical scalpel despite her being treated with an alcohol-based disinfectant

Electric scalpel image from Shutterstock

Gunman kills himself after deadly Czech hospital rampage

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) Four men and two women died during the assault, which lasted only a few seconds according to police

SEC sides with Bengzon in The Medical City takeover

Nov 25, 2019 - 9:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Securities and Exchange Commission says Jose Xavier Gonzales' companies misled the board and omitted facts to creep their way into gaining control of The Medical City

Military nurse stabbed dead in Makati City

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The suspect, John Louie Brosas, is a 19-year-old construction worker, whom the victim, 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar, had been helping after taking pity on him

VICTIM. 2nd Lieutenant Jennett Beron Aguilar is stabbed in the chest after the suspect, whom she knew, stole her mobile phone. Photo from Makati police

Jimmy Carter hospitalized for procedure to relieve brain pressure

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:52 AM

(UPDATED) The Carter Center says in a statement, the former US president 'was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls'

SURGERY. File photo of former US president at the Maranatha Baptist Church on November 2016 in Plains, Georgia.

[OPINION] It’s time to talk about the moral injury being done to our healthcare workers

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Physician suicide happens as early as medical school. Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are taboo topics amid powerful male-dominated leaderships.

Hontiveros slams private hospitals for threat to cut ties with Philhealth

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year

'CALLOUS, CRIMINAL.' Senator Risa Hontiveros slams private hospitals' threat to withdraw accreditation from Philhealth due to unpaid reimbursements.

LIVE: Senate hearing on hospital detention

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

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Francis Zamora appoints ex-military doctor as San Juan hospital chief

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:52 PM

‘I chose a general to instill order and discipline in San Juan Medical Center,’ the mayor says of Brigadier General Joseph Acosta, former commander of the AFP Medical Center

San Juan Medical Center. Photo from Wikimapia

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Sep 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The city's forensic institute says most of the dead were aged 66 or over, many of whom were in the intensive care unit

BADIM HOSPITAL FIRE. Firefighters work on September 13, 2019, in the aftermath of a fire in the Badim private Hospital at the Tijuca neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Bilibid hospital has no showers, uses drums instead

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:24 PM

'One hour in the morning and afternoon, parang buhos-buhos lang,' says Ernesto Tamayo, prison hospital director for health services, on time inmates have to shower

PRISON. The New Bilibid Prison in Muntilupa. File photo by Rappler

Ex-Bilibid inmate: I saw dozens of 'strong' prisoners in jail hospital

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Former Bilibid inmate Jose Galario Jr says high-profile inmates kept cooks and watchmen inside the Bilibid hospital

NEW WITNESS. Jose Galario Jr former mayor of Valencia, Bukidnon and former police officer, and his daughter Miss Greizl G. Fernandez, take turns in informing the panel how they bribed a Bilibid hospital doctor. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manny Pangilinan's hospital chain plans stock market debut

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Incorporated proposes to sell at a maximum of P182 per share

Aklan lawmaker aims to upgrade Ibajay District Hospital, increase bed capacity

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The aim is to upgrade Ibajay District Hospital's facilities and allow for 200 beds, up from just 25

UPGRADE. Background photo and logo of Ibajay District Hospital from Facebook

Perfecto Yasay rushed to hospital due to 'chest pains'

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Manila City police chief Vicente Danao says former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr may stay in the hospital overnight

ARRESTED. Former DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay walks into the Manila Police District hours before he experienced 'chest pains.' 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

Hotel, restaurant employees get 100% of service charge with new law

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The new measure amends the Labor Code provision which states rank-and-file employees get only 85% of the service charge

Tom Holland visits patients at Seoul Children's Hospital

Jul 04, 2019 - 2:57 PM

'Spider-Man' actor Tom Holland gives kids a superhero surprise of a lifetime!

Hospitals urged to reduce plastic waste

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

International NGO Health Care Without Harm wants to influence hospitals to reduce plastic use and help local government units craft better policies that can also guide hospitals

Photo from Shutterstock

House passes bill creating OFW hospital

Jun 03, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Under House Bill No. 9202, the Department of Health would be mandated to allocate funds for the OFW hospital under the annual national budget

Britain at UN presses Russia to answer for Idlib hospital attacks

May 18, 2019 - 10:15 AM

The UN says at least 18 hospitals and clinics have been destroyed or damaged by air strikes and shelling over recent weeks, several of which were on UN "no target" lists that detail exact locations of the health facilities to the warring sides

AFTERMATH. A picture taken on May 5, 2019 shows in an underground hospital on the outskirts of the town of Hass, in the south of the jihadist-held Syrian province of Idlib. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour / AFP

Meghan gave birth in London hospital – certificate

May 17, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The birth certificate confirms the place of birth, in the early hours of May 6, as the Portland Hospital in central London

ROYAL BIRTH. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.  File photo by Dominic Lipinski/Pool/AFP

Ayala's AC Health to build Philippines' first cancer hospital

May 08, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Ayala Corporation's health unit will invest some P2 billion for a cancer specialty hospital in Metro Manila

OFW hospital to open in Pampanga

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The facility, in the city of San Fernando, is targeted for completion by 2020

FIRST OFW HOSPITAL. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the first overseas Filipino workers hospital in San Fernando City. Photo from Pampanga PIO

Easter blasts at Sri Lanka churches, hotels kill at least 207

Apr 21, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(7th UPDATE) Documents show that Sri Lanka's police chief issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit 'prominent churches'

BOMBING. Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

'Cured' Dalai Lama set to be discharged from hospital on April 12

Apr 11, 2019 - 11:18 AM

(UPDATED) 'Generally, his holiness is fine. He is doing very well. Still on medication but he is doing very well and will be discharged,' says Tenzin Taklha, the Dalai Lama's personal spokesman

CURED. File photo of Dalai Lama at a function in Dharamsala, India on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

At least 60 killed in Ghana bus collision – police

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash. One of the buses caught fire, leaving people burned beyond recognition.

Senate bets want more public hospitals to address health woes among poor

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:01 PM

A progressive candidate says discretionary funds should be slashed to add more to the budget for the universal health care law

HEALTH CARE. A scene inside the Pediatric ward of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila following the declaration of a Measles outbreak in some provinces of Luzon and Visayas and the NCR by the Department of Health on February 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mini miracle: 'Record-breaking' premature baby leaves Tokyo hospital

Feb 27, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The tiny tot weighed just 268 grams – under 10 ounces -– when he was delivered at 24 weeks, reportedly after he stopped growing in the womb. He was so small he fit in an adult's cupped hands.

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on February 27, 2019 shows a five-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. A baby born in Tokyo weighing less than 300 grams (10 ounces) has gone home healthy, become the smallest newborn boy in the world to leave hospital safely. After five months of treatment, the baby boy now weighs 3.238 kilos, is breastfeeding normally, and has been discharged, Keio University Hospital said. Handout / Keio University Hospital / AFP

The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo discharged from hospital, back in jail

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:27 PM

(UPDATED) The mayor is transferred back to his detention cell in Legazpi City, Albay

DISCHARGED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is discharged from the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Legazpi City on Monday night, February 4. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Patient in Sweden suspected with Ebola admitted to hospital

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:47 PM

A health official says the patient, who lives in Sweden, returned from a trip to Burundi 3 weeks ago but was not known to have visited an Ebola-contaminated area

A door of the hospital in Enköping, Sweden, is pictured on January 4, 2019, as it has received a case of suspected Ebola, according to health care officials. The patient was first admitted to hospital in Enkoping after being treated now in Uppsala University Hospital. The emergency room in Enkoping has now been closed, and staff who came in contact with the patient are being cared for, a statement said. Ebola is a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease. Fredrik SANDBERG / TT News Agency / AFP

Supreme Court affirms law that bans hospital deposits during emergencies

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The en banc votes unanimously to uphold the law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, partly to respect the wisdom of both Congress and the executive branch

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOH Calabarzon eyes malnutrition wards in hospitals in 2019

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:54 PM

DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says counselling, proper nutrition assessment, and education of patients will be included in nutrition programs

NUTRITION. Malnutrition has been a problem among several Filipino households for years, official statistics show. File photo by Rappler

Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Shenzhen Harmonicare Women and Children's Hospital say in a statement that it suspects the signature on a document approving the experiment, specifically its adherence to ethical standards, was falsified


Doctors find 122 nails in Ethiopian's stomach

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:54 PM

A surgeon extracts from the stomach of a patient who suffers from mental illness 122 4-inch nails, 4 pins, a toothpick and pieces of broken glass

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

AFP probes up to P200M worth of hospital contracts

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:50 PM

‘We will fix this in one month,’ says AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr. The dismissed AFP Medical Center commander was his classmate at the military academy.

'EXTENSIVE REPORT.' AFP Chief General Carlito Galvez Jr on August 13, 2018, presents the report prepared by the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the AFP Medical Center. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Duterte fires top AFP Medical Center officials

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte 'is ballistic' about alleged anomalies at the hospital formerly known as the V. Luna Medical Center

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the flag as he sings the Philippine National Anthem during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Camp Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame, Quezon City on August 8, 2018. Malacañang photo

Duterte to shoulder P25M police hospital bills monthly

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde makes the announcement during the 117th Police Service Anniversary

VISITING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte checks the condition of the wounded police officers confined at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City, Leyte on June 29, 2018. Malacanang photo

Private hospitals warn TRAIN 2 will jack up medical bills

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines also says cutting corporate tax incentives would lead to the closure of some hospitals

BILLS. The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. warns patients will shell out more for healthcare if tax perks will be cut. Rappler file photo

House OKs on 3rd reading bill vs privatization of public hospitals

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Under House Bill 7437, at least 90% of the total bed capacity of all public hospitals would be allotted for poor patients

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

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

Singer Demi Lovato hospitalized for drug overdose – reports

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:40 AM

People magazine quotes an anonymous source close to Lovato saying that the singer is in stable condition and that the overdose, while drug-related, is not from heroin, as initially reported by TMZ

DEMI. In this file photo taken on April 25, 2017 Demi Lovato attends the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Novichok patient no longer critical – UK hospital

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Charlie Rowley 'is no longer in a critical condition,' Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital in southwest England, says

CHARLIE ROWLEY. An undated file picture taken from the Facebook page of Charles Rowley on July 9, 2018. Image from Facebook page of Charles Rowley/AFP

'Unknown substance' hospitalizes 2 in UK's Salisbury

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The two patients 'are both currently receiving treatment for suspected exposure to an unknown substance at Salisbury District Hospital,' Wiltshire police says

SALISBURY DISTRICT HOSPITAL. A general view shows the main entrance to Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018 where a man and a woman remain in critically condition which sparked an ongoing major incident which started on March 4. File photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

UK healthcare worker arrested for 'murdering' 8 babies

Jul 03, 2018 - 7:24 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation into The Countess of Chester Hospital in the northwestern English city of Chester is focusing on the deaths of 17 babies between March 2015 and July 2016

THE COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL. A 2005 shot of The Countess of Chester Hospital. Photo from Dennis Turner/Countess of Chester/Wikimedia Commons