944 nurses from private hospitals get cash aid

AROUND 944 nurses working for Cebu’s private hospitals were given their second tranche of cash assistance through the Project Balik Buhay (PBB)’s SalBabida Program. The cash assistance they gave was for nurses handling coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients in various private hospitals across Cebu. The PBB SalBaBida Program was launched in July 2021 upon the initiative […]

P17M medical aid from Frasco goes to private hospitals

CEBU Fifth District Rep. Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco has turned over checks worth P17 million for three private hospitals in Cebu through the Department of Health (DOH). The three beneficiary hospitals are the Mendero Medical Center in Consolacion, Cebu Doctors’ Hospital and Perpetual Succour Hospital. Frasco said the funds will be used as medical assistance […]

Former Health chief questions holding pilot vaccination of minors in hospitals 

A HOUSE lawmaker and a former Health secretary on Tuesday questioned the government on their decision to hold the pilot rollout of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccines to minors in hospitals.   House Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Iloilo Rep. Janette L. Garin said such an arrangement was made “without any regard to science.”   “While I understand the need for precautions, common sense would dictate that […]

Faberco, RiteMed bring Merck’s anti-COVID oral drug to PHL 

MOLNUPIRAVIR, an oral antiviral drug clinically proven to reduce by half the risk of hospitalization or death from known variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]), may be available in the country by next month. The pill can be accessed initially through hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  Faberco Life Sciences, Inc. (Faberco), appointed […]

MPHHI offers remote home care 

METRO PACIFIC Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI) offers home-care services, including teleconsultation and blood extractions for laboratory tests, and — depending on location — RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) testing, mobile X-ray, physical therapy rehabilitation, and vaccinations.  “Remote Home Care services have enabled our hospitals to better cope with the current COVID [coronavirus disease 2019] surges by allowing […]

PhilHealth president vows to release 60% of private hospitals’ unpaid claims next week  

By Bianca Angelica D. Añago Reporter  and Russell Louis C. Ku  PHILIPPINE HEALTH Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Dante A. Gierran has pledged to release funds for 60% of the unpaid claims of private hospitals by the end of next week.    In a House hearing on Thursday, Mr. Gierran said PhilHealth owes private hospitals a total of P21.1 billion as of […]

DOH 7 calls for more nurses, doctors

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 has deployed close to a hundred nurses in private hospitals and isolation centers in Cebu to augment the work force as health authorities continued to grapple with the rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases here. This as Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 issued an executive order regulating […]

Negros Oriental remains under MECQ as province sees surge in Covid-19 cases

THE Province of Negros Oriental, which currently has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in Central Visayas, at 3,800 as of Tuesday, June 29, 2021, remains under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status for the period of July 1-15. Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal of the Department of Health (DOH) 7’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance […]

P7.5B in claims paid by Philhealth-Central Visayas

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 disclosed that from last year to May 27, 2021, it paid claims from various health care institutions in Central Visayas amounting to P7,582,612,550.48. A total of P366,360,394.52 was disbursed for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in-patient coverage. Of the amount, P345,570,856.78 was paid to hospitals in Cebu; P14,101,498.66 to […]

Hospitals in tight financial spot due to unpaid PhilHealth claims, says group

THE PHILIPPINE Hospital Association on Wednesday said members are in a tight financial spot due to unpaid claims from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for coronavirus patients since the start of the pandemic. “This is now causing severe financial distress to private hospitals as well as the government hospitals,” the association’s president, Jaime A. […]