(Feature) Why there is need for school children to be dewormed

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Why there is need for school children to be dewormed 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — Aware that parasitic worm infestation is a very common health problem, the Department of Health (DOH) has cited the importance of deworming among school children in the country.

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DOH covers cost of treatment only of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries –Sec. Garin

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOH covers cost of treatment only of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries –Sec. Garin 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — The Department of Health (DOH) has said it only pays or covers the cost of treatment of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries.

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EcoWaste urges gov't to totally ban firecrackers

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on EcoWaste urges gov't to totally ban firecrackers 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The EcoWaste Coalition, a civil society partner of the Department of Health (DOH) in its yearly “Iwas Paputok” campaign, urged the government to declare an all-out war against the banned piccolo firecracker, the top cause of firecracker-related injuries in the country.

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(Yearender) DOH assures availability of commonly used medications at home of the poorest of the poor beginning 2016

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) DOH assures availability of commonly used medications at home of the poorest of the poor beginning 2016 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — Starting next year, five million Filipino families belonging to the poorest of the poor category will be provided with two common medications in their homes by the Department of Health (DOH).

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(Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization'

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) took significant steps in bringing its immunization program not only in the health centers but also in the public schools through the “school-based immunization” program that it launched in 2015.

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President Aquino lauds PNP for helping lower New Year celebration casualties

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Aquino lauds PNP for helping lower New Year celebration casualties 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) was lauded by President Benigno S. Aquino III for its efforts in significantly lowering the casualties during the New Year's revelries.

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Piccolo remains the top culprit in the firecracker-related injuries

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Piccolo remains the top culprit in the firecracker-related injuries 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) –The small and illegal firecracker “piccolo” remains the top culprit in the firecracker-related injuries recorded from Dec. 21, 2015 up to the present.

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DOH reminds public to ensure proper disposal of leftover firecrackers

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on DOH reminds public to ensure proper disposal of leftover firecrackers 

160101164054Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette L. Garin reminded the public in a press conference on Friday (Jan. 1, 2016) to ensure proper disposal of leftover firecrackers or those that failed to explode during the New Year revelry as these may cause injuries once picked up and lighted by innocent children. With Secretary Garin in photo are DOH Undersecretary Vicente Belizario Jr. (right) and Spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy.( PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)

DOH recorded 55 firecracker-related injuries as of December 26

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH recorded 55 firecracker-related injuries as of December 26 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –The Department of Health (DOH) recorded Saturday a total of 55 firecracker-related injuries on its fifth day of surveillance from its sentinel hospitals(December 26).

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DOH calls on LGUs to ban sale, use of firecrackers

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH calls on LGUs to ban sale, use of firecrackers 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 26 in the region had been urged to ban the sale and use of firecrackers to ensure zero firecracker-related incidents in their respective localities.

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