KENNETH HARE HERNANDEZ

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THE House of Representatives approved on September 6 this year House Bill (HB) 5784 or the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) measure, marking the first step towards providing free healthcare to Filipinos. “It is our duty and responsibility to see the enactment of this bill that gives spirit to the right…

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The Makati Health Department (MHD) on Tuesday said they will administer quadrivalent influenza vaccines to public school students and city government employees to lower the incidence of flu among its citizens and increase productivity. MHD officer-in-charge Bernard Sese said the quadrivalent influenza vaccine gives more protection than the trivalent vaccine,…

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The Department of Health (DoH) plans to educate business process outsourcing (BPO) employees on health issues as some studies reveal people working in the industry suffer from various diseases. In partnership with multinational company One Johnson and Johnson (J&J), the DoH want to address the health challenges of the BPO…

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The Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) on Wednesday said affected farms in Pampanga are losing about P4 million a day from the time the avian flu virus was reported in the province. In a news briefing, Ronnie Domingo, BAI-Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD) chief, said that while the total…

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HEALTH Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on Monday denounced the shooting of provincial health officer Vicente Soco of Dinagat Island, the latest in a string of murders victimizing rural doctors. “Killing a town’s physician is almost like killing the countless people who rely on this physician to ensure their health and…

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The public should not panic over Japanese encephalitis (JE) amid reports of shortage of the vaccine for the disease in hospitals and clinics in the country. “There is no need to panic because, in fact, physicians have actually been giving this vaccine at least in private practice because it’s recommended…

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The Department of Health (DoH) expects the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban on Implanon and Implanon NXT once the Food and Drugs Administration issues its findings that these contraceptives are non-abortifacients. “The TRO (temporary restraining order) will be lifted once FDA has determined that implants and other contraceptives…

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A recent report on Filipinos carrying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) said 1,013 cases were recorded in June, making it the second time in a row that cases have breached the 1,000-mark since May. According to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report of the Department of…

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said there have been no confirmed human cases of avian influenza in the affected towns of Pampanga and Nueva Ecija since the Department of Agriculture (DoA) announced an outbreak there. The DoH was able to identify 34 “suspect” cases of bird flu, 30…

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