Vaccine simulation done in under 3 hours — DOH exec

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay)– The government on Wednesday was able to deliver dummy COVID-19 vaccines from the airport to an inoculation facility in under three hours, cutting down delivery time from the previous four hours. “Mula sa four hours and 20 minutes na target...

No immediate easing of restrictions even after vaccine rollout

MANILA, Feb 11 (Mabuhay) — The national government will not be easing quarantine classifications immediately after it kicks off its Covid-19 vaccination drive, a Palace official said Wednesday. In an interview over PTV-4, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that even if a...

PGH, LUNG CENTER, TALA HOSPITAL STAFF WILL BE FIRST TO GET COVID-19 VACCINES

MANILA, Feb 3 (Mabuhay) — The employees of the country’s three main COVID-19 referral hospitals will be the first to be inoculated against the coronavirus this month as the country gears up for the start of its mass vaccination campaign. These referral centers are the...

PHL allocates P500-M to fight Ebola

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health (DOH) is allocating P500 million in the country’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus, Health Secretary Enrique Ona told a Senate hearing Wednesday. Ona said the budget would be taken from its departmental quick respond fund. Ona...

PHL raises alert level 2 over Ebola-hit African countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the dreaded Ebola virus now spreading in West Africa will not reach the country. “The Department of Health has made all necessary preparations, making sure if Ebola comes, we have all...

Lung Center defends DAP-funded stem cell program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) defended the P70 million it received as funding from the Disbursement Acceleration Program for a stem cell research project. LCP Executive Director Jose Luis J. Danguilan admitted receiving P105 million in total...

Docs question stem cell research in DAP

MANILA, July 15 (Mabuhay) – Members of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said the priorities of the government when it comes to funding projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) seem to be misplaced. In a press conference at Anabel’s in Quezon City, PCP...