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Davao City coronavirus lab starts recruiting after resignations

May 30, 2020 - 11:29 PM

Mayor Sara Duterte downplays the resignations

COVID. Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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.

Hospitals in the Philippines: Where they are – and aren’t

May 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM

There is a big difference between urban centers and remote areas, echoed by a stark contrast in poverty incidence

HOSPITAL DESERTS. In Metro Manila, the average city center is 660 meters away from a hospital, and the top 10 most populated provinces (2015) average 6.36km. For all other municipalities, the nearest hospital is 13km away on average.

LIST: PH hospitals included in COVID-19 solidarity trial

May 14, 2020 - 9:44 PM

81 patients from the 12 pilot hospitals in the Philippines are part of the World Health Organization's solidarity trial which aims to find a cure for the coronavirus disease

TESTING. Mandaluyong City health workers collect specimen samples after a COVID-19 testing on April 16, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Among first Filipino nurses in his UAE hospital, Marlon Jimenea dies of COVID-19

May 01, 2020 - 12:00 AM

His wife, healthcare assistant Merry Janet, says Marlon didn’t show signs of breaking down, so they both took his condition lightly. He died in the ICU, where he worked.

FAMILY. Marlon Jimenea with wife, Merry Janet and daughter, Marianne Jane.

Tangled kites causing power outages in hospitals, says Meralco

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:05 PM

In the first month of the Luzon lockdown, Meralco records 47 'unnecessary power interruptions' caused by foreign objects, with 13 hospitals among the affected customers

Metro Manila ICU capacity nears 'maximum' limit

Apr 24, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says more rooms are being set up to prepare for a possible surge in patients brought by wider testing

CRITICAL CARE. Stricter security is enforced at the Infectious Disease and Critical Care Unit of the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How poor is PH health system? Many hospitals not qualified to test for coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The national government didn’t immediately see the need to accredit qualified laboratories to test COVID-19 samples right after the first case was reported. There was failure to think ahead.

SAMPLE. A health worker conducts a swab test on a suspected COVID-19 patient in Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila on April 17, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of April 4, 2020

Apr 04, 2020 - 9:11 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of April 4, 2020

Market-goers pass through a disinfection tent at a public market entrance in Taytay, Rizal on March 29, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease. Every shopper is required to pass the tent, to be sprayed with organic disinfectant for misting process before entering the market. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of April 2, 2020

Apr 02, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of April 2, 2020

The San Juan local government continues its daily disinfection in communities on March 19, 2020, as the city registers a significant number of residents infected by the COVID-19. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of April 1, 2020

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of April 1, 2020

MPD Station 4 officers remind residents of Sampaloc, Manila to stay and refrain from going out of their homes on March 19, 2020. while social distancing and disinfection is required to those entering the station. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: San Juan City opens new coronavirus ward

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:59 PM

Mayor Francis Zamora says it is the city's contribution to reducing the burden of secondary and tertiary hospitals fighting the novel coronavirus disease

COVID-19 WARD. Mayor Francis Zamora shows photos of San Juan City's new coronavirus ward on his Facebook page

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 31, 2020

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 31, 2020

The BJMP implements a "no mask no entry" policy for visitors of inmates at the Manila City Jail on March 10, 2020, as part of their initiative to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 30, 2020

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 30, 2020

The Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital on March, 30, 2020, installs plastic dividers to separate health workers from patients as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 26, 2020

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 26, 2020

Residents of Barangay Sikatuna in Quezon City line up on March 24, 2020, to shop at a grocery as security personnel checik their barangay issued quarantine passes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Makati Medical Center reaches full capacity for coronavirus cases

Mar 26, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Close to 70 patients, including those who have tested positive for the virus and those waiting for results, are currently confined at the hospital

MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER. The hospital reaches full capacity for coronavirus cases. Screenshot from Facebook.com/IamMakatiMed

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 25, 2020

A member of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on March 24, 2020, fixes the isolation tent at the transformed covered court of the Quezon Memorial Circle into a field hospital for patients under investigation/monitoring for COVID-19. The facility will be manned by doctors and healthcare workers from the Quezon City Health Department. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 24, 2020

Mar 24, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 24 2020

Policemen patrolling the community quarantine control point at the Susana Heights-SLEX exit, check on body temp and identification cards of commuters entering Metro Manila on March 16, 2020. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

St. Luke’s QC, BGC hit max capacity, 'no longer capable' of taking virus cases

Mar 24, 2020 - 5:51 PM

The hospitals are treating 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 139 PUIs, and 592 health care frontliners who are in quarantine

MAXIMUM CAPACITY. St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City says it is 'no longer capable' of taking in COVID-19 cases as it reaches maximum capacity. Screenshot from Facebook.com/StLukesPH

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 23, 2020

Barangay Health Workers conducts thermal scanning to motorists at a community quarantine checkpoint at the border of Malanday, Valenzuela and Meycauayan, Bulacan on March 15, 2020. An Australian tourist was scanned with a 40.7C body temp and was put on hold together with others who were measured more than 37C. After cooling down for 30 minutes, the thermal scanner registered her and others temp at 36C and were allowed to cross. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 22, 2020

Mar 22, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 22, 2020

Quezon City Health workers on March 12, 2020 disinfects the surroundings of a barangay in District 1 amid COVID-19 cases rise in the country. The City’s first tested positive with COVID-19 is in District-1. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 21, 2020

Mar 21, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 21, 2020

Police officers check the body temperature of motorists entering Cainta, Rizal during the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 20, 2020

The Marikina City local government set-up its mobile decomtamination tent on March 13, 2020, which sprays disinfectant solutions to be used in community disinfection drive while it continues its disinfection of the City Hall to keep safe its staff during government's community lockdown on March 15. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Medical industry leaders to DOH: Designate dedicated coronavirus hospitals now

Mar 20, 2020 - 9:45 AM

'If we do not put our act together, the prospect of the healthcare delivery systems crashing down is imminent and real,' the chiefs of 11 hospitals in Metro Manila say in a unity statement

The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use the protective gear properly in case COVID-19 hit their barangays during doffing of personal protective equipment on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH coronavirus watch: Confirmed cases per hospital, as of March 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020 - 10:36 PM

Based on the Department of Health's monitoring as of March 19, 2020

Davao City Health Office personnel spray disinfectant in government offices and public spaces in Davao City on March 12, 2020, as part of their measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19 in the city. Mindanao already has 1 confirmed COVID-19 case currently admitted in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Where are testing centers for coronavirus in PH?

Mar 17, 2020 - 6:57 PM

(20th UPDATE) As of May 29, tests are conducted at full scale in 37 laboratories nationwide and in 11 labs using Gene Xpert. At least 82 other laboratories are being prepared to handle tests.

Image from Shutterstock

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

DOH: 4 new coronavirus cases admitted in hospitals in Metro Manila

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:05 PM

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reminds the public that only persons exhibiting flu-like symptoms after traveling to countries with 2019-nCoV cases or being exposed to confirmed cases should be tested for possible infection

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update regarding the new cases of COVID 19 in the country during a press conference at the DOH Headquarters in Manila on Saturday, March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

St Luke's Medical Center to rise in Aseana City, Parañaque

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:55 PM

'This new facility will be at the forefront of convenience to patients and health practitioners alike,' says St Luke's Medical Center CEO Arturo de la Peña

DOH monitors 3 people for ‘flu symptoms’ at San Lazaro Hospital

Jan 28, 2020 - 10:48 AM

Two of the 3 patients in San Lazaro Hospital have a history of travel to Wuhan, China, the outbreak's epicenter

The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020 amid the reports of new strain of Coronavirus from China and spreading to other countries. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

[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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Is the anti-dengue drug trial ordered by Ona ethical?

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development says it approved only the technical aspects of the clinical trials of ActRx TriAct for dengue treatment

Medical personnel in Metro on 24/7 duty

Aug 07, 2012 - 1:55 PM

Metro Manila hospitals are on code blue alert meaning they are taking extra preparations to help victims of flooding and landslides