Category: Health

DPWH to help UP-PGH set up COVID-19 wards

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will assist the University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) in Manila to establish its COVID-19 wards. Undersecretary Emil Sadain has reported that DPWH-National Capital Region has deployed construction workers and electricians to fix the ventilation in the hospital’s COVID-19 facility, according to […]

DOH pressed to expand, speed up virus testing

Senators and one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic advisers on Friday expressed frustration over the slow and small number of people being tested by the Department of Health (DOH) for the new coronavirus disease around the country which they believe could undermine efforts to stop the COVID-19 outbreak. Business leader Joey Concepcion, the presidential adviser […]

96 more virus cases in PH; death toll at 54

The Department of Health (DOH) reported that 96 more patients were confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the nationwide total to 803, as of 4 p.m. Friday, the second highest in Southeast Asia next to Malaysia. But Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire clarified that the data on new cases could not […]

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