Friday Nov, 22 2019 06:05:34 AM


PhilHealth holds Vis-Minwide training of trainors on UHC

KORONADAL CITY - While waiting for the publication of RA 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act’s 60-pages Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), Philippine Health Insuracne Corporation (PhilHealth) officers from Regions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, the Bangsamoro region, and Caraga region talked about internal policies on the smooth transition of the new program.


DOH reports 3rd polio case in PH, its in Maguindanao

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday reported the third confirmed polio case in the country.

In a statement, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said the third polio victim was a four-year-old female from Datu Piang in Maguindanao, who did not receive a single dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV).

Initially reported as a case of acute flaccid paralysis after a consultation at the Cotabato Regional Medical Center on Sept. 26, Duque said the girl manifested fever, diarrhea, vomiting and muscle pain.


PhilHealth holds suspension of accreditation of GenSan hospital

KORONADAL CITY - Effective October 21, 2019, the General Santos Doctors Hospital, Inc. (GSDH) suspension of accreditation order shall be held in abeyance as directed by the PhilHealth Arbitration Office, PhilHealth Region 12 said in a statement.

Members and their qualified dependents may now continue availing of their PhilHealth benefits from GSDH.

The same hospital may continue filing benefit claims in terms of services they have provided to the members and PhilHealth Region XII may receive, process and pay all of their filed claims.


3 Soccsksargen hospitals lose PhilHealth accreditation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has suspended and withdrawn the accreditation of three major private healthcare providers in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) due to alleged fraud.

Dr. Antoniette Ladio, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, said on Saturday they issued a writ of execution of suspension to the General Santos Doctors Hospital Inc. (GSDHI) here.


Former ARMM lawmaker named "RH champion"

COTABATO CITY --- A former lawmaker in the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was named "reproductive health champion" for having authored a law benefiting RH stakeholders in five southern provinces.

Social media blogs and radio reports on Saturday said former Assemblywoman Irene Tillah of the 24-member ARMM Regional Assembly was cited last week by the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development, or PLCPD, for her role in the enactment of the autonomous region RH law.


Lanao Sur anti-polio campaign to start Oct.14

LANAO DEL SUR --- The police and the Western Mindanao Command will mobilize Monday in support of the mass anti-polio immunization drive in the province.

The United Nations Children’s Fund, the Department of Health and the health ministry of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will launch on Monday in Marawi City, capital of Lanao del Sur, a Mindanao-wide anti-polio campaign.


Lanao Sur in mass vaccination after 'polio' outbreak

MARAWI CITY-- Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Bombit Adiong Jr. has opened the province to mass anti-polio vaccination, as health authorities have set immunization of childten 0-5 years old on October 14.

This developed as Vice-Governor Mohammad Khalid “Mujam” Raki-in Adiong invited local chief executives of the province's 36 municipalities, and officials of concerned local agencies to a Provincial Board inquiry on a reported outbreak of polio, recurring in the country after 19 years.


Suspected polio patient confined at Cotabato hospital

COTABATO CITY --- The health department has quarantined a three-month old infant suspected of having been afflicted with poliomyelitis.

The child is now confined at the Cotabato Regional Medical Center here.

The Department of Health-12 confirmed Thursday that the child was admitted early this week at the CRMC for fever and paralysis of one leg.

The hospital has initiated tests to determine if the patient had indeed contracted poliomyelitis, according to Jenny Panizalez Ventura, information officer of DOH-12.


BARMM issues haze warning

COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE-BARMM) issued Friday, September 20, a transboundary haze alert for areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

The warning is in relation to reports of haze spawned from forest fires in Indonesia, which currently affects the neighboring countries of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Timor Leste, and the Philippines.


Cotabato City gets 6 DOH Sandugo awards


COTABATO CITY  – Six villages here have received the Sandugo Award from the Department of Health in the Soccsksargen region, City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi today said.

Three of these villages also received special recognition for achieving at least one percent blood donors in their respective total populations.



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