The Department of Health – National Capital Region today launches one of its exclusive significant programs in environmental health management, hygiene and sanitation known as Bantay Ilog, Bantay Estero or BIBE, at the Oreta Sports Complex, Malabon City.
Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) Director Eduardo C. Janairo today warned residents of Metro Manila on the rapid increase of measles cases in some parts of Metro Manila particularly in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Caloocan, Manila, and Paranaque.
Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona today urged displaced residents in Leyte and Eastern Samar to either boil or chlorinate drinking water after it was disclosed that several drinking water samples from Yolanda affected areas showed fecal contamination after water testing was done.
The Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) today began sending notifications to various birthing homes in the country, both government and private owned, requiring them to acquire a Licence To Operate (LTO) from the Department before a local permit is issued to them.
The Department of Health (DOH) today reported that approximately P1.4 billion will be needed to repair health facilities damaged by typhoon Yolanda and also to prevent spread of diseases, including maintenance medications for hypertension, heart diseases, and diabetes.
The Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) today sent its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and disinfection Team to guarantee the safety and potability of water in evacuation centers in Tacloban City.
“All residents of Tacloban City coming to Metro Manila will be taken here directly for immediate medical assessment. A separate clinic especially for pregnant and nursing mothers will also be created including a temporary milk bank to cater for the needs of infant and also to collect human milk for those who want to donate their excess breast milk.”
The Department of Health (DOH) shifts its focus to public health as post-Yolanda efforts enter the early recovery period. Even as thousands of displaced residents continue to find safe shelter outside of Leyte and Samar, the DOH will continue to send waves of medical teams to ensure that those who remained in affected communities will have access to emergency, basic and even comprehensive services, if these are what will be required.
Contact information of health centers in Eastern Visayas, Catbalogan, Cebu.
The DOH will implement a price freeze on about 200 essential medicines to ensure their availability to thousands of typhoon Yolanda victims, who are feared to be vulnerable to many diseases because of lack of clean water and food, and of continued harsh conditions in typhoon-stricken areas.