An August 17, 2012, press release from the Department of Health: Department of Health Center for Health Development–National Capital Region (DOH CHD-NCR) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today ordered the disinfection and sanitation of uncollected garbage and refuse lying wide open on streets around Metro Manila.
Honorable Senators, as Secretary of Health, I wholeheartedly thank you for the two years that you have supported our DOH budget to a level never in our memory was ever reached. Never have we ever had a President who has clearly articulated his commitment to improve the health of our people, and identifying precisely how and where the funds will come from. Today I ask you to help finally seal that financial gap that has kept us from giving all our people the kind of healthcare we all aspire for and dream of.
The Department of Health appreciates the noble intention of all the above-named measures which seek to reform and restructure the excise tax on tobacco and alcohol products.
An August 13, 2012, press release from the Department of Health: Department of Health Center for Health Development-National Capital Region (DOH CHD-NCR) Director Eduardo C. Janairo has deployed a mobile water treatment unit that will provide purified drinking water to people in evacuation centers in Metro Manila.
An August 12, 2012, press release from the Department of Health: Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona today provided some pointers for the general public in purchasing doxycycline and other drugs and medicines, in light of the expected surge leptospirosis incidents and other diseases due to flooding caused by the southwest monsoon.
An August 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: The DOH Center for Health Development – National Capital Region said all government hospitals and facilities in Metro Manila will be providing free medical treatment to all families in various evacuation centers affected by the floodwaters brought about by rains.
An August 10, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: Secretary Enrique T. Ona ordered today the deployment of health teams to all flood-affected areas in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon and the Southern Tagalog region to determine the health status of displaced families and address priority health needs.
An August 7, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: Secretary Ona Ona urges the public to take precautions to make drinking water safe amidst possible contamination after the continuous heavy rainfall and flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. “Water must be purified to ensure that it is clean and fit for human consumption.”
An August 7, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: During a Code Blue alert, medical personnel will be on 24-hour duty. Hospitals and community health units are prepared to accept an influx of casualties. Medicines and medical supplies are also ready to be distributed to affected residents.
A July 25, 2012, press release from the Department of Health Now is the time is for Universal Health Care (UHC). No less than President Benigno S. Aquino III has stressed the need for UHC in his State of the National Address last July 23, 2012. “Nais din nating makamit ang Universal Health Care, at […]