As of 6:00 a.m., January 2, 2014, the National Epidemiology Center reported 804 fireworks-related injuries from 50 hospitals nationwide. Of these, 793 (98.6%) were due to fireworks injuries, 2 (0.2%) from fireworks ingestion, and 9 (1.1%) from stray bullet injuries.
The Department of Health (DOH) today reported a 34% reduction in the number of fireworks-related injuries compared to the same period last year (116 cases).
Department of Health – National Capital Region Director Eduardo C. Janairo today reported the completion of 43 health facilities amounting to P27,672,135.74 located in various local governments in Metro Manila under the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health.
President Benigno S. Aquino III today awarded the Department of Health (DOH) the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification by Certification International Philippines, Inc. (CIP), as the first government agency under the executive branch to have a department-wide Quality Management System under a single ISO 9001:2008 certification.
The Department of Health – National Capital Region begins its massive vaccination campaign to protect the children in Metro Manila against measles.
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.