Disguised Uganda minister catches corrupt hospital workers

Sep 16, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Uganda's health minister, Sarah Opendi, catches two medical workers demanding bribes for free government services


VIRAL: Canadian tourist to donate P1.2M in equipment to Coron hospital

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Canadian tourist John Abou-Samra cites the excellent service at the Coron District Hospital after he met an accident in Palawan

Mang Inasal’s 2017 Gawad Pilipinoy awardee is ‘Hospital on Wheels’ founder

Sep 15, 2017 - 12:30 AM

The leading food brand's program recognises the country's modern-day heroes who use their skills and passion to help the community

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

LOOK: Pampanga hospital designates specific wing for OFWs

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Jose B Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando Pampanga is the first of several government hospitals to set up an ‘OFW wing’

OFW WING. Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital is setting up an OFW wing to accommodate the medical needs of Filipino migrant workers. Photo from the Office of Representative Aniceto Bertiz

'Rot is deep' at Indian hospital where 85 children died

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Doctors and medical experts point to woeful underfunding in public health in eastern Uttar Pradesh one of India s poorest regions where just a handful of specialists are available to treat millions

BABA RAGHAV DAS HOSPITAL. This file photo taken on August 14, 2017 shows Indian relatives of patients waiting outside the encephalitis ward at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

House appropriations committee okays P103.6-B health budget for 2018

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:01 AM

The department is asking for a 9 increase from its 2017 budget Lawmakers however question why some hospitals got a budget cut

BUDGET DELIBS. DOH Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial during the budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Authorities launch an inquiry into the causes of the oxygen disruption but deny reports it had caused the deaths at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh state

OXYGEN TROUBLES. Indian workers examine oxygen cylinders at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on August 12, 2017. Photo by AFP

Touching lives, creating a legacy from one generation to the next

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:17 PM

50 Years: A Glorious Journey to Greater Heights is launched in commemoration of Fatima University Medical Center’s 50th founding anniversary

PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the looming petition saying Common sense and basic humanity dictate that lives are more important than profit

LOOMING TRO. The PHAP plans to halt the implementation of the newly signed law imposing tougher sanctions on hospitals demanding deposits before treating emergencies.

12 killed in 'barbaric' Nigeria church shooting

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:39 PM

UPDATED Authorities say the shooting spree may have been tied to a feud within the local community

Locator map of Ozubulu, Nigeria

Hospitals demanding deposits in emergencies face stiffer penalties

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The President approves higher fines for hospitals that demand deposit before treating patients in emergency situations

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 26th anniversary celebration of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on August 2, 2017, urges the officers BFP to request the best equipment or facilities as he assures the firefighters that he would do his best to provide them. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

House panel OKs bill requiring hospitals to release cadavers within 24 hours

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

House Muslim affairs committee chairperson Mauyag Papandayan Jr says the bill aims to respect the religious practices of the deceased

RESPECT FOR THE DEAD. A House committee approves a bill that would require to release dead bodies within 24 hours.

Bb Pilipinas 2017 queens speak with injured soldiers at AFP Medical Center

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The Binibining Pilipinas 2017 queens and BPCI Chairwoman Stella Araneta visit wounded soldiers at the AFP hospital

At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital – presidency

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:33 PM

When the Taliban entered the hospital they killed 35 all civilians spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi says without specifying if they were patients or staff This is a cruel crime against humanity

Iran cancer researcher says he was denied entry to U.S.

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The US government with the new restrictions on Iranians did not let us enter although the goal of our trip was scientific and our research was aimed at saving cancer patients cancer researcher Mohsen Dehnavi says

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities

Family of China's ailing Nobel laureate declines artificial ventilation

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:06 PM

UPDATED The hospital has explained the necessity of tracheal intubation to the patient s family the family refused the tracheal intubation the hospital says on its website

Western doctors say Chinese Nobel winner can travel

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Foreign physicians contradict the assertions of Chinese doctors on whether or not Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo can travel abroad for cancer treatment

FREE HIM. Protestors call for the release of cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was given medical parole earlier this week but remains on the mainland outside the Chinese embassy in central London on July 1, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad – hospital

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Beijing has come under fire over its treatment of activist Liu Xiaobo and for waiting until he became terminally sick to release him from prison more than a month ago

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Kung hindi ninyo palitan yang procedure kayo ang palitan ko President Rodrigo Duterte says he told Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R Borja Medical Center aims to be the go to medical center among Kagay anons

#PugadBaboy: Dugo ng Shinobi 42

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 - 11:43 AM

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Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

May 25, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise

Senate approves stiffer penalties vs hospitals demanding deposits

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Hospitals requiring advance payments before providing emergency care would face higher fines and longer jail time if the bill is signed into law

File photo by Jonathan Japitana

Help identify child survivor in Nueva Ecija bus crash – hospital

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have shared photos of the girl believed to be 3 to 4 years old in the hope that a relative would recognize her

DO YOU KNOW HER? Officials of the Veterans Regional Hospital in Nueva Vizcaya have reached out to the public to help them identify this girl, a survivor of the Nueva Ecija bus crash. Photo from the Veterans Regional Hospital

P136 million in PDAF unused by kidney hospital

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:01 PM

An audit report shows the NKTI does not know how to handle the funds of 265 legislators after the Supreme Court declared the PDAF as unconstitutional in 2013

P143M in NKTI drugs, lab supplies missing, says COA

Apr 10, 2017 - 9:19 PM

State auditors say: Nobody checks whether the quantity of stored supplies match the quantity of supplies indicated in the requisition and issue slip enabling possible padding

NKTI AUDIT. A Commission on Audit inventory-taking sees P143 million in missing supplies and drugs. Image from NKTI website.

Elenita Binay seeks SC's help in Sandiganbayan cases

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Elenita Binay is scheduled for trial on April 19 but is requesting the anti graft court to hold all proceedings while she runs to the High Court

SC APPEAL. Former Makati city mayor Elenita Binay is facing two counts of graft and two counts of malversation before the anti-graft court's third division, the only remaining cases against her after getting acquittals from two other divisions. File photo by Rappler

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:28 PM

The military head of intelligence and the official in charge of medical support are among those who have been dismissed and will face prosecution the defense ministry says

In this file photo, Afghan policemen leap from a vehicle as they arrive at the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 8, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21 000 to P42 000 per ghost patient

HOSPITAL ANOMALIES? Officials investigate allegedly anomalous transactions inside the city-funded Tuguegarao City People’s General Hospital. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Free medicines for poor families available in 6 hospitals

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The DSWD s Libreng Gamot Para sa Masa program receives P1 billion from President Rodrigo Duterte s social fund

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The state run NHS is hugely reliant on EU immigrants to look after aging Britons and the latest data after the Brexit vote has put the sector on high alert

AT RISK. Brexit could make life even harder for the National Health Service as EU doctors and nurses either stay away or prepare to leave. AFP photo

Bong Revilla again allowed to visit ailing father

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital

AILING FATHER. A file photo of detained senator Bong Revilla visiting his ailing father at the hospital in July 2015. Photo from the staff of Senator Revilla

Insiders aided Kabul hospital attack, survivors say

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Multiple survivors speak of a simultaneous massacre revealing that attackers already positioned inside the facility – some of them familiar staff – launched a killing spree with guns grenades and knives immediately after the blast

Afghan security personnel stand guard in front of the main gate of a military hospital in Kabul on March 8, 2017, after a deadly 6-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Shah Marai/AFP

'It was a massacre': Survivors recount Kabul hospital attack

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:33 AM

I saw in horror that doctors patients everybody was screaming as they were chased by gunmen spraying bullets indiscriminately

AGONY. Two Afghan men weep for their relatives in front of the main gate of a military hospital in Kabul on March 8, 2017, after a deadly 6-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Shah Marai/AFP

Over 30 dead as gunmen dressed as doctors raid Kabul hospital

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:25 PM

UPDATED The attackers are gunned down after special forces landed on the roof of the hospital in a military helicopter

Afghan policemen leap from a vehicle as they arrive at the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 8, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

MVP group plans to build children's hospital in Metro Manila

Mar 05, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Metro Pacific chief Manuel V Pangilinan says there is a huge market for children s care

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

Wife of Brazil's Lula is brain dead – hospital

Feb 02, 2017 - 9:46 PM

The family of Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva 66 authorizes the donation of her organs and procedures were begun for the donation the hospital says in a statement

THE DA SILVAS. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) chats with his wife Marisa Leticia during a meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 10, 2016. File photo by Nelson Almeida / AFP

MPIC taking over Delgado hospital in Quezon City

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:09 PM

To date Metro Pacific has poured in more than P12 billion of capital expenditures into the hospital industry with approximately 2 700 beds throughout the country

12TH HOSPITAL. The Delgado hospital in Quezon City is MPIC's 12th medical facility under its portfolio. Screenshot from

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:59 AM

A raft of stories of NHS failure have hit the newspapers over recent years as it struggles to cope with a growing and ageing population and austerity policies Brexit campaigners made it one of their main campaign themes promising to channel it funds hitherto earmarked for Brussels

File photo of Big Ben and the UK Parliament from EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man's stomach 18 years after surgery

Jan 03, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Ma Van Nhat only recently discovers doctors left an unwelcome gift behind when they closed him up after a 1998 surgery

LEFT BEHIND. This picture taken on December 31, 2016 shows a pair of scissors which was removed from a patient's abdomen after being left behind during a surgery 18 years ago, at a clinic in the northern Vietnamese city of Thai Nguyen. Photo by Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Shamah Jane Bolon is PH's New Year baby

Jan 01, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Baby girl Shamah Jane was born at exactly 12 am at one of the country s busiest maternity wards

WATCH: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth hear young cancer patient sing

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Eight year old Julia Davidson performs Rainbow Connection for Miley and Liam who went to the Rady Children s Hospital in San Diego

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

Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Teacher s Dignity Coalition s call comes after a teacher in Malabon City died due to cardiac arrest on December 22 leaving a huge unsettled bill

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