DOH: Parents, don’t allow children to use firecrackers

Statistics revealed that children age 6 to 10 years old are most affected by firecracker-related injuries, and majority (67%) of injuries happened between December 31 and January 1. The DOH surveillance report showed that out of 997 injuries due to fireworks, 25 percent or 250 cases were children less than ten years old. One reported death due to fireworks was a 12-year old male, who sustained severe head injury caused by mixed firecracker powder.

Statement: DOH on preparedness measures for Typhoon Ruby

On December 4, 2014, the Department of Health (DOH) has declared a Code Blue alert for all DOH-retained hospitals in Regions IV-B (MIMAROPA), V (Bicol), VI (Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), and VIII (Eastern Visayas) as part of the comprehensive disaster preparedness measures to deal with and to lessen the anticipated impacts of Typhoon Ruby on local communities.