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Wednesday
Francis Corpuz (DOH)

Ngayong 4 PM, Nobyembre 25, 2020, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 1,202 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 183 na gumaling at 31 na pumanaw. Sa kabuuang bilang ng mga naitalang kaso sa bansa, 6.6% (27,745) ang aktibong kaso, 91.5% (386,955) na ang gumaling, at 1.94% (8,215) ang namatay. Para sa karagdagang detalye, bisitahin ang aming pampublikong site: doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker.

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Pabakunahan na ang inyong mga chikiting para sa isang #HealthyPilipinas! 💚

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National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC

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#UlyssesPH Response in Cagayan: DOH Pays Tribute to the Heroes behind...

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WATCH: DOH recognizes the effort and dedication of health workers from the following offices who heeded the call to serve Cagayan in the aftermath of #UlyssesPH: DOH Center for Health Development (CHD) 1; DOH CHD 2; DOH Central Office: Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB), Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB), Health Promotion Bureau (HPB), and the General Service Division (GSD); National Children's Hospital; National Nutrition Council; Mariveles Mental Wellness and General Hospital; and the Ilocos Training & Regional Medical Center. The Department, along with health workers from these offices, continue to provide medical; nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) to affected communities in these areas.

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WATCH: DOH recognizes the effort and dedication of health workers from the following offices who heeded the call to serve Cagayan in the aftermath of #UlyssesPH: DOH Center for Health Development (CHD) 1; DOH CHD 2; DOH Central Office: Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB), Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB), Health Promotion Bureau (HPB), and the General Service Division (GSD); National Children's Hospital; National Nutrition Council; Mariveles Mental Wellness and General Hospital; and the Ilocos Training & Regional Medical Center. The Department, along with health workers from these offices, continue to provide medical; nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) to affected communities in these areas.

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You may now check out the 212th issue of DOH’s Beat COVID-19 Today: Philippine Situationer! ✨ Click here to view and download 👉🏼 bit.ly/BeatCOVID19PH Note: Data as of yesterday, November 24, 2020 #BeatCOVID19 #WeHealAsOne #COVID19PH

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DOH-DTI JOINT PRESS RELEASE PR No: 2020-11-26-01 26 November 2020 ------------------------------ DOH, DTI SIGN JAO ON RT-PCR TESTING Joint Press Release | 26 November 2020 The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on 24 November 2020 signed the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) for setting the price range for Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing for COVID-19. The JAO is pursuant to the Executive Order No. 118 of President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte ordering the agencies to implement a price range for COVID-19 testing. During the DOH Media Forum on November 25, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque emphasized that this price range will promote quality, equitable access and affordability to COVID-19 testing. “With this Joint Administrative Order, the government seeks to strike a balance of equity, access, and consumer’s choice. In determining the price ranges, we strived to ensure that they are just, equitable, and sensitive to all stakeholders,” Sec. Duque said. For his part, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez stressed the importance of regulating the testing prices as the country resumes economic activity. “We have been seeing signs of recovery. And with the increased testing capacity of our country, the demand for testing has also increased. This policy is an opportunity for the government to regulate the prices of testing to make it more affordable and accessible to all Filipinos," said Sec. Lopez. According to DOH, public and private licensed COVID-19 testing laboratories were surveyed to determine the price range. Factors such as geographic location, ownership, brand, type of test and extraction machine, facility set-up, and turn-around time were also considered. The JAO also underwent a series of consultations and negotiations, stakeholder reviews, and technical deliberation before coming up with the said guidelines. Moreover, upon effectivity of the JAO, prices will be made transparent and readily-available for the public to access, and will be subject to monthly monitoring to ensure that it remains fair amidst current developments. When asked why the government imposed a price range instead of a price cap, Sec. Duque stressed that the President’s EO, DOH and DTI were directed to determine and implement a price range for COVID-19 testing. He further added that in coming up with the price range, implementing agencies have to balance equity with access, such that laboratories that are overcharging will lower their prices without going out of business. Provided that the quality of service is maintained, laboratories may charge patients below the reference price. While the goal of the JAO is to protect Filipinos by making COVID-19 testing accessible, the Secretary stressed that observance of minimum public health standards set to minimize or prevent viral transmission remains critical. “While the objective of this endeavor is to make COVID-19 testing accessible and affordable to all, I would like to underscore that we need to remain vigilant -- strictly adhering to our minimum public health standards of mask wearing, hand hygiene, and physical distancing. Ito po ay upang maprotektahan hindi lang ating mga sarili, kung hindi, lalung lalo na ang mga mahal natin sa buhay. Kasabay ng pagpatupad ng price range, ang ating pagiging BIDA Solusyon ang pinakamagandang regalo ng kalusugan, kaligtasan, at kinabukasan para sa lahat,” the Health Chief emphasized. Further, the Trade Secretary reiterated the government’s call to strictly follow the 7 Commandments of Minimum Health Standards as the country gradually reopens the economy. “The health and safety of Filipinos remain our top priority, even as we gradually reopen the economy. As emphasized by DOH Sec. Duque, we need to remain vigilant and continue to adhere to the minimum health protocols. This will not only ensure the safety of our countrymen, but also secure their jobs and sources of income," Sec. Lopez said. The JAO only covers the price range for plate-based RT-PCR testing. Supplemental guidelines on per item costing and price range of test kits and other testing modalities such as cartridge-based RT-PCR tests, and antigen tests, among others, will also be issued separately. ###

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Pau Adrian

DOH PRESS RELEASE PR No: 2020-11-26-02 26 November 2020 ------------------------------ DOH’s PDITR STRATEGY TO HELP COUNTRY MOVE TOWARDS NEW NORMAL Press Release | 26 November 2020 The Department of Health (DOH) recently reported high contact tracing rate and increased testing capacity as the nation moves towards economic recovery and the Department’s strategy shifts from risk avoidance to risk mitigation. Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III explained that the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) is central to the National Action Plan towards the “new normal”. Under the Prevent component, the DOH is implementing quarantine restrictions and measures and minimum public health standards even in evacuation centers. In its Detect component, Sec. Duque reported that more than 1.5 million contacts were profiled with a ratio of 1 case to 6 close contacts accounting to 99.43% of the total contacts traced. Also, 323 barangays in the National Capital Region were active implementers of the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic response wherein 10,323 COVID-19 cases were investigated, 16,571 households were visited by contact tracing teams, 65,439 contacts were traced and 41,245 contacts were tested using RT-PCR. With 167 registered COVID-19 testing laboratories in the country, about 5.3 million samples were tested with a 9.3% positivity rate. In the Isolate component of the strategy, the health chief revealed that 375 calls were received and coordinated by the One Hospital Command Center to government hospitals, private hospitals and other concerned agencies. As a result, Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities were able to transfer several COVID-19 confirmed cases: 62 to hospitals, 62 to mega quarantine facilities and 200 to hotel isolation facilities. On the other hand, under the Treat and Reintegrate component of the strategy, 38% of hospital beds are used by COVID-19 patients, 22% utilization rate of mechanical ventilators for COVID cases and more than P5.3M worth of personal protective equipment were distributed. “With increased mobilization and coverage of health services, there is now an increase in the number of dedicated healthcare workers willing to provide corresponding services,” the Health Secretary said. As of 16 November 2020, about 15,814 positions are now open for health service providers. There are now about 10,195 hired health personnel nationwide under the DOH Emergency Hiring Program with 10,654 nurses and 36 doctors deployed in different communities. As of 17 November, 536,180 returning overseas Filipinos were provided assistance to be with their families. “We are confident that the PDITR strategy will further reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths. While we’ve seen an increase in our healthcare capacity, we continue to remind the public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 virus and BIDASolusyon. Walang-sawa po naming uulit-ulitin na palagiang magsuot ng face mask, palagiaang mag hugas or mag-sanitize ng kamay, i-observe physical distancing of at least one meter, at alamin ang tamang impormasyon ukol sa sakit. Non-pharmaceutical interventions are still the best when dealing with COVID-19,” Secretary Duque concluded.

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Francis Corpuz (DOH)
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LOOK 👀 What is Health Technology Assessment (HTA)? Who conducts it? How does it empower us to achieve UHC in the Philippines? Join HTA Philippines’ webinar on the HTA Administrative Order No. 2020-0041, Process and Methods Guides to find out! 💡 Watch it through Zoom via bit.ly/hta-webinar or catch the live stream on the DOH Facebook page from 9-11am on the following dates. Read, stay informed, and learn with us!

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LOOK 👀 What is Health Technology Assessment (HTA)? Who conducts it? How does it empower us to achieve UHC in the Philippines? Join HTA Philippines’ webinar on the HTA Administrative Order No. 2020-0041, Process and Methods Guides to find out! 💡 Watch it through Zoom via bit.ly/hta-webinar or catch the live stream on the DOH Facebook page from 9-11am on the following dates. Read, stay informed, and learn with us!

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Francis Corpuz (DOH)
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Imagine a day without a 🚽. For many families living in congested urban poor areas, rural and coastal areas, using a 🚽 is an everyday challenge. There are numerous innovations and solutions presented to address our challenges around 🚽 and septage management, and achieve sustainable sanitation. CLEAR ET, Loowat, Baliuag Water District, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, and OXFAM are sharing with us their experiences on Day 3 of the SanLex webinar series. Please join us on 27 November 2020 at 9AM-11:00AM via FB pages of DOH Philippines (@OfficialDOHgov) and WASH Philippines (@washphcoordination). ✨ #WTD2020Pilipinas #WorldToiletDay #SanLexPHSeries"

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You may now check out the 213th issue of DOH’s Beat COVID-19 Today: Philippine Situationer! ✨ Click here to view and download 👉🏼 bit.ly/BeatCOVID19PH Note: Data as of yesterday, November 25, 2020 #BeatCOVID19 #WeHealAsOne #COVID19PH

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Join HTA Philippines’ webinar on the HTA Administrative Order, Process and Methods Guides! 💡 Watch it through Zoom via bit.ly/hta-webinar or catch the live stream on the DOH Facebook page from 9-11am on the following dates. Read, stay informed, and learn with us! #HTA4UHC #HTAPhilippines

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Ang Department of Health, kasama ang iba pang mga ahensya, ay tinitiyak ang kalidad at pagiging epektibo ng mga bakuna na ipo-procure ng ating bansa.

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You may now check out the 214th issue of DOH’s Beat COVID-19 Today: Philippine Situationer! ✨ Click here to view and download 👉🏼 bit.ly/BeatCOVID19PH Note: Data as of yesterday, November 26, 2020 #BeatCOVID19 #WeHealAsOne #COVID19PH

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Francis Corpuz (DOH)
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LOOK 👀 What is Health Technology Assessment (HTA)? Who conducts it? How does it empower us to achieve UHC in the Philippines? Join HTA Philippines’ webinar on the HTA Administrative Order No. 2020-0041, Process and Methods Guides to find out! 💡 Watch it through Zoom via bit.ly/hta-webinar or catch the recorded live sessions posted on the DOH Facebook page on the same dates. Read, stay informed, and learn with us! #HTA4UHC #HTAPhilippines

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Bisitahin at i-like na ang Healthy Pilipinas para sa karagdagang impormasyon! 💚

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Tanong mo, sagot ko! Eto ang mga kasagutan sa kadalasang katanungan. Ito ay gabay para maging mas maalam tayo tungkol sa Joint Administrative order na pinirmahan ng DOH at DTI na nagpapataw ng price range para sa COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing Basahin ang buong JAO sa: bit.ly/DOH-DTI_JAO

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Carlos (DOH)

DOH PRESS RELEASE PR No: 2020-11-28-01 28 November 2020 ------------------------------ DOH STATEMENT ON THE DELAYED BENEFITS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS Press Release | 28 November 2020 It is the Department of Health’s mission to lead the country in creating a productive, resilient, equitable and people-centered healthcare system. Integral to this is our healthcare workers - we cannot take their welfare out of the equation in realizing the goals of a Universal Health Care system, especially in the midst of a national state of public health emergency where they are most needed. We are taking the issue of delayed benefits very seriously. When matters like this come to our attention, we conduct thorough investigations and concerned offices are made to answer to the Secretary and develop solutions to improve the delivery of services and expedite processes. As health workers, many of us in the DOH—including members of our Executive Committee—have experienced working on the ground, in our health facilities, which is why we understand the challenges in the frontlines—being overworked, underpaid, demoralized, and in this pandemic, even more vulnerable. The Active Hazard Duty Pay (AHDP) and Special Risk Allowances (SRA) under Bayanahinan 1 are based on the savings of hospitals and only covers frontliners who reported for duty during the Enhanced Community Quarantine from March 15 to May 16. Considering that other hospitals do not have savings, DOH sub-alloted P51.9 million which has been released to 17 DOH-retained hospitals who requested for additional funding. For Bayanihan 2, the AHDP and SRA are alloted through the Administrative Order 35 and 36 issued by the Office of the President last November 16. Subsequently, DOH and DBM issued Joint Circulars 1 and 2 last November 25 which provides for the P9.2 billion sub-allotment to DOH-retained hospitals, Centers for Health Development (CHDs), and the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for the period of September to December has already been released this week. To our healthcare workers, please let us know which health facilities have not yet released your benefits and file a written complaint to the DOH - Complaints Handling Unit at dohpau.chu@gmail.com with the name of the concerned health facility, the incident and supporting evidences so we can properly address your concerns. Again, we are taking this matter very seriously and we welcome any feedback to introduce changes on how we deliver our services. Our people-centered health system does not only respond to the health welfare of the general public but also to the health workers who are with us in attaining this vision and battling this pandemic. ###

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You may now check out the 215th issue of DOH’s Beat COVID-19 Today: Philippine Situationer! ✨ Click here to view and download 👉🏼 bit.ly/BeatCOVID19PH Note: Data as of yesterday, November 27, 2020 #BeatCOVID19 #WeHealAsOne #COVID19PH

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