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Galvez: Gov't procures 3 million PPE sets for June-August

May 09, 2020 - 4:47 PM

(UPDATED) National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr, says the government is stockpiling PPEs as the pandemic is expected to last until 2021

The aid packages donated by the People's Republic of China undergo disinfection upon arrival at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on March 21, 2020. The donation includes assorted medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and testing kits for coronavirus. Malacañang photo

Film characters inspire PPE designs in Iloilo City

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

'If a little color can help make them feel better, then that’s great,' fashion designer Adrian Pe says of the Teletubbies-inspired coveralls he makes for medical frontliners

FUN IN BAYANIHAN Ilonggo nurse and designer Adrian Pe and his team at The Medical City-Iloilo help in the production of personal protective equipment, some of which went viral due to their designs inspired by Teletubbies, Star Wars, and Power Rangers. Photos from Adrian Pe

Tailors shift from sports apparel to PPE suits

Apr 16, 2020 - 2:24 PM

A tailor shop in Quezon City produces 600 reusable PPE suits daily

WORKFORCE. Seamstresses are manufacturing about 600 pieces of PPE suits along with their subcontractors every day. All photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

Nearly 3 months after virus outbreak, DOH releasing PPE use guidelines

Apr 07, 2020 - 8:14 PM

The Department of Health says that with the proper guidelines on the use of PPEs, the safety of our health workers can be ensured

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 to start producing 10,000 PPEs daily

Apr 06, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Finally, the government’s coronavirus task force says local production will immediately start after Holy Week or on April 13

FRONTLINERS. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque stand outside a quarantine tent for patients under investigation for the coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: The PPE keeping our healthcare workers safe

Apr 03, 2020 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) How many personal protective equipment sets do hospitals need in a day and how much do they cost?

WATCH: PPE hacks you can do at home

Apr 01, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Here are some hacks you can do if you're out of personal protective equipment

DOH: P1.8 billion worth of PPEs went through DBM procurement service

Mar 31, 2020 - 9:44 PM

The Department of Health says the personal protective equipment it acquired are composed of different types of PPEs depending on the need of each medical facility

PROTECTION. A nurse is seen wearing personal protective equipment as protection for the coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Valdez, top volleyball players raise funds for PPE production

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:04 PM

A group led by Alyssa Valdez, Gretchen Ho, Charo Soriano and Dzi Gervacio aims to produce 2,500 PPEs for frontliners

FOR THE COUNTRY. Alyssa Valdez and the rest of Volleyball Community Gives Back to the Philippines takes up the responsibility of producing their own PPEs for the frontliners. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

How do we safely dispose of coronavirus-related health care waste?

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Any PPE that could potentially be reused should be cut to pieces. Cut masks, for example, because there are reports that they are being illicitly resold.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Goggles, face masks, and gloves for protection against virus infection. Image from Shutterstock

DOH assures hospitals of PPEs for coronavirus response

Mar 29, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Department of Health says it gave personal protective equipment and other supplies to 12 hospitals and health offices on Saturday, March 28, and distribution will continue

PROTECTIVE GEAR. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use personal protective equipment on Thursday, March 5, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo taps local designers for PPEs, asks suppliers to provide fabric

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:47 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo is asking suppliers to provide them with tafetta with silver black lining that can be used to produce personal protective equipment for health workers

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque man a tent for persons under investigation for the novel coronavirus disease. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Chronic' global shortage of virus protective gear 'urgent threat' – WHO

Mar 28, 2020 - 11:56 AM

The WHO urges industrial powerhouse countries to ramp up production of personal protective equipment as the global body warns the battle against the new coronavirus is only just beginning

MORE PROTECTION. Mirian Fuentes, a medical assistant, talks to someone who showed up at an appointment-only drive-up clinic set up by the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Outpatient Medical Center on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images/AFP

Fashion designers sew masks, PPEs for coronavirus frontliners

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Designers use their skills to help health workers at the frontlines of the pandemic

DFA to donors: Ensure test kits, equipment are FDA-approved

Mar 24, 2020 - 3:17 PM

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay says this will ensure the quick release of the donations at the Bureau of Customs

TEST KIT. A COVID-19 test kit at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, on March 18, 2020. Phot by Joseph Prezioso/AFP

Robredo, OVP partners raise P12.3M for health workers' protective gear

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Some 5,000 government workers need at least 3 sets of personal protective equipment costing P1,500 each

PROTECTION FOR PROTECTORS. The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrates to barangay first responders how to use their personal protective equipment against COVID-19. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler