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1 10, 2021

Sinovac most likely to cause breakthrough COVID infections in Baguio

By |2021-10-01T14:26:27+00:00October 1, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

IF you are one of the more than 143,000 Baguio residents who have been fully vaccinated since September 24, then there’s a high probability that you will be reading this. According to the City Health Service Office, no death can be traced directly from any of the COVID vaccines administered [...]

1 10, 2021

Failure to adopt tobacco harm reduction hurts public health

By |2021-10-01T14:15:21+00:00October 1, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

POLICY experts said the failure to adopt tobacco harm reduction (THR) strategies negatively affects public health and disproportionately targets those in low- to- middle income countries as eight million people die from tobacco-related use each year, and 80 percent of the more than one billion tobacco smokers are from developing [...]

22 09, 2021

80 percent of CAR tourism workers vaxxed – DOT

By |2021-09-22T13:44:19+00:00September 22, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

THE Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has vaccinated four-fifths of its registered tourism workers, according to the Department of Tourism. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat revealed that overall across the country, some 51.40 percent or 126,097 of 245,338 registered tourism workers are already vaccinated. Metro Manila currently has the highest ratio of [...]

18 09, 2021

50 nurses to bolster city COVID efforts

By |2021-09-18T07:22:16+00:00September 18, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

THE city is looking to bolster the healthcare capacity of its facilities by increasing bed capacity, as well as hiring more healthcare workers as personnel shortages threaten the city in light of increasing COVID-19 incidence. According to Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the city is currently working on a scheme to [...]

14 09, 2021

Isolation in city facilities, hospitals now mandatory for COVID cases

By |2021-09-14T13:03:46+00:00September 14, 2021|Health, News|0 Comments

THE city is now disallowing previous home-isolation measures for COVID-19 positive patients, mandating the vast majority of all confirmed cases to undergo isolation in one of the city’s hospitals or COVID-19 isolation facilities. Under Memorandum No. 609, Series of 2021, all COVID-19 cases, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or [...]

14 09, 2021

BGHMC tightens doors; mayor expands restrictions amid variant threats

By |2021-09-14T13:01:22+00:00September 14, 2021|Health, News, Top Story|0 Comments

THE Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), Cordillera's biggest tertiary hospital, has closed its doors to some patients under the strain of increasing COVID-19 incidence in the province. Under the strain of increasing COVID-19 incidence and the growing occupancy of the hospital, the BGHMC has limited patient admission to [...]

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