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25 07, 2022

Healthcare use dips even as COVID climbs higher

By |2022-07-25T12:13:02+00:00July 25, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Healthcare use dips even as COVID climbs higher

BAGUIO City is seeing even more COVID-19 incidence as the case total continues to climb for the third week in a row, but healthcare utilization in the city remains low and not a cause for concern. On July 21, Thursday, Baguio saw 51 new cases in a single day, bumping [...]

25 07, 2022

Dengue finally on downtrend amid intensified anti-dengue operations

By |2022-07-25T12:06:13+00:00July 25, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Dengue finally on downtrend amid intensified anti-dengue operations

AFTER weeks of increasing dengue incidence in Baguio, data from the City Health Services Office (CHSO) showed that the intensified anti-dengue operations undertaken by the city are starting to pay off. Dr. Rowena Galpo, head of the CHSO, said that as of July 19, Tuesday, the city has seen a [...]

18 07, 2022

Baguio still low-risk despite increasing COVID-19: CHSO

By |2022-07-18T11:14:29+00:00July 18, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Baguio still low-risk despite increasing COVID-19: CHSO

THE start of the week saw some 31 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, keeping the city’s active case total above three digits for the second week in a row. The city also saw six reinfections or individuals who had previously caught COVID-19 and caught it again. However, Rowena [...]

18 07, 2022

Dengue clustering in almost half of Baguio’s barangays

By |2022-07-18T11:12:42+00:00July 18, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Dengue clustering in almost half of Baguio’s barangays

THE fight against dengue fever in Baguio City continues as new cases and clustering in the city’s various barangays have increased yet again even after three weeks of intensified anti-dengue operations. City Health Services Office (CHSO) data shows that 10 new barangays have reported clustering or having two or more [...]

11 07, 2022

COVID in Baguio hits triple digits again

By |2022-07-11T15:46:44+00:00July 11, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on COVID in Baguio hits triple digits again

AFTER a long period of low COVID-19 case incidence, Baguio City has once again seen triple digits in terms of active COVID cases. As of Thursday, July 7, the city had some 106 active cases, up by 30 cases from last week’s figure of 76 active cases. Prior to last [...]

11 07, 2022

Push to double bed capacity in Baguio Gen signed into law

By |2022-07-11T15:40:12+00:00July 11, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Push to double bed capacity in Baguio Gen signed into law

BAGUIO Representative Mark Go’s push for the expansion of the bed capacity and services of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has been signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in the last days of his term.  House Bill 8782, proposed by Go, provides for the expansion of [...]

4 07, 2022

COVID-19 up six times from past weeks in Baguio

By |2022-07-04T11:07:00+00:00July 4, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on COVID-19 up six times from past weeks in Baguio

COVID-19 incidence in Baguio City has shot up in the recent week following a small surge of cases. According to the City Health and Services Office (CHSO), the number of active cases as of this week is 76, more than six times the number of cases from two weeks ago [...]

28 06, 2022

Surplus COVID-19 funds ready for Baguio City

By |2022-06-28T08:50:55+00:00June 28, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Surplus COVID-19 funds ready for Baguio City

THE Baguio City local government has a surplus of COVID-19 funds ready for use in case of emergencies, according to City Budget Officer Leticia Clemente. Clemente said that over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city received some P633.92 million worth of funds for pandemic response, but only 525.77 [...]

28 06, 2022

Councilor bats for prohibition on pharmaceuticals in sari-sari stores

By |2022-06-28T08:49:59+00:00June 28, 2022|Health, News|Comments Off on Councilor bats for prohibition on pharmaceuticals in sari-sari stores

A PROPOSED ordinance banning the sale and resale of pharmaceutical products in sari-sari stores is making its way through the city council legislative process. Proposed Ordinance 0032-22, authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab, seeks to prevent sari-sari stores from selling pharmaceutical products without registering with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). [...]

28 06, 2022

Dengue clustering seen in 26 Baguio barangays as cases double

By |2022-06-28T08:43:41+00:00June 28, 2022|Health, News, Top Story|Comments Off on Dengue clustering seen in 26 Baguio barangays as cases double

TWENTY-SIX out of Baguio City’s 128 barangays have seen a clustering of dengue fever cases in the past month, says  Dr. Rowena Galpo, head of the City Health Services Office (CHSO).  The highest case counts are in Barangays Bakakeng Norte with 26 cases, Irisan with 24, Loakan Proper with 19, [...]

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