Tuesday Aug, 20 2019 02:23:48 AM

HEALTH

PDRRMC eyes calamity in NoCot due to dengue

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – The North Cotabato Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), chaired by Provincial Gov. Nancy A. Catamco on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the provincial board to declare state of calamity in the province due to dengue.

Gov. Catamco said dengue cases in North Cotabato has already reached “epidemic threshold” with 16 fatalities due to dengue from January to August 12 this year, a 221 percent higher as compared to the same period last year.

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18 barangay sa S. Cotabato, tinuring na dengue hot spot

KORONADAL CITY - Makikita ang 18 mga barangay sa South Cotabato na dengue hotspot sa mga bayan ng Surallah, Polomolok, Sto. Nino, Norala, Koronadal, Tupi at Tantangan.

Kinumpirma ito ni Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Alah Baby Vingno. Ayon kay Vingno nakatutok ngayon ang fogging at misting operation ng provincial health office sa mga dengue hot spot sa lalawigan. Dinagdag din ni Vingno na 91 mga barangay sa South Cotabato ay mayroong clustering ng dengue cases.

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Davao City hosts 5th public consultation on UHC-IRR

DAVAO CITY - At least 300 participants from three Mindanao regions have joined the 5th public consultation for the finalization of Universal Health Care (UHC) Law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) here over the weekend.

They are health providers and health stakeholders from the Caraga, Soccsksargen and Davao regions.

UHC was signed into in February but its full implementation starts once the IRR is completed.

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PhilHealth-12 strengthens tie up with employers through PEER’s forum

KIDAPAWAN CITY - To reduce erroneous transactions and entries which will result to an increase in posted remittances and reports to the collection database, improve compliance to corporate policies, understand the implication of underpayments/selective reporting vis-à-vis recovery of unwarranted claims, and address Employer/PEERs issues and concerns on PhilHealth premium contribution related policies, PhilHealth 12 set a series of PEER’s Forum with employers in the Region in July this year.

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PhilHealth 12 files charges vs erring employers

KORONADAL CITY  – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth 12) has recently filed charges against three employers for not remitting of their employees’ contribution to the corporation.

This is the result of the corporation’s continuing campaign against fraud as it is about to implement the Universal Health Care Program (UHCP).

Atty. Jusen E. Lubaton, former PhilHealth 12 Legal Office Head, said that PhilHealth office has been trying to negotiate.

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IPHO Maguindanao conducts 5-day ‘Gamutan Pangkalahatan’

DATU HOFFER, MAGUINDANAO  - The provincial health office of Maguindanao launched on Tuesday, July 16, a five-day free medical services dubbed ‘Gamutan Pangkalahatan: Isang harirayang handog sa mamamayan ng Maguindanao’ at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in Datu Hoffer Ampatuan municipality.
 
Maguindanao Health Officer Dr. Tahir Sulaik said “the Gamutang Pangkalahatan is an annual activity of IPHO-Maguindanao aimed at serving the 36 municipalities of Maguindanao and neighboring provinces.”
 

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High Dengue prevalence in Maguindanao noted 

MAGUINDANAO  --- Nine of the 669 people from different towns in this province afflicted with Dengue fever from between January to June 2019 succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease.

Reports obtained by radio stations in Cotabato City from the Integrated Provincial Health Office-Maguindanao indicated that there were 669 Dengue cases from January to June this year, higher that the 393 cases listed last year.

Maguindanao’s provincial health chief, physician Tahir Sulaik, and municipal health offices in the province are now cooperating extensively in addressing the concern.

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IPHO North Cotabato seeks public support vs. dengue

COTABATO CITY -- The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of North Cotabato is asking the public to help curb the rising cases of dengue in the area.

North Cotabato provincial health chief Dr. Eva Rabaya made the appeal on Friday after their office listed 10 deaths due to dengue with 2,832 dengue cases across the province as of June 21 this year.

In comparison, Rabaya said North Cotabato only listed 911 dengue cases with five deaths from January to June 21 in 2018.

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Mayor Miguel, PhilHealth exec sign MOA for PhilHealth new building

Koronadal Mayor Peter Miguel and PhilHealth 12 AVP Marjorie A. Cabrieto show the signed deed of donation. (PhilHealth images)

KORONADAL CITY -  "Maabot ang adlaw nga indi na kami mag renta kay may ara na kami sarili nga building dri. Kanami Koronadal! God bless! (Time will come that we will no longer pay for the rental fee since we will have our own building soon. Kanami Koronadal! God bless!"

These were the words of Philippine Health Insurance Corporaton (PhilHealth-12)  Acting Regional Vice President (ARVP)  Marjorie A. Cabrieto aftrer signing the deed of donation of a lot for PhilHealth use with Mayor Peter Miguel, MD of Koronadal City.

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Tacurong City: First LGU in the Hall of Fame of Health Governance Excellence Awards

The sustained good health governance agenda of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong City paved way for it to be declared as 2019 Champion for Health Governance (CHG), making it three times in a row, and subsequently holding the rare distinction as the first LGU Hall of Fame awardee.

Tacurong is in a league of its own by also winning the biennial award in 2015 and 2017. The city was the first back-to-back winner since the institutionalization of CHG in 2013.

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