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Medical City chair says CEO jeopardizing hospital s future

The ongoing boardroom war in The Medical City took a turn for the worse yesterday after the hospital's chair accused its CEO, Dr. Alfredo Bengzon, of stifling the rights of owners by moving to.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJul 12th, 2018

Senate approves 3 bills increasing bed capacity of gov’t hospitals

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading three bills seeking to increase the bed capacity of three government hospitals in Zamboanga City, Surigao del Sur, and Mountain Province. Senator JV Ejercito, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said the passage of House Bill Nos. (HBN) 6114, 6742 and 6621 would enable the said hospitals to better serve the people in these provinces. HBN 6114 would double the bed capacity of Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Bauko, Mt. Province to 200 from its 100 beds, while HBN 6742 would increase the bed capacity of Zamboanga City Medical Center in Zamboanga City at 800 from its current 500 beds. Likewise, HBN 6...Keep on reading: Senate approves 3 bills increasing bed capacity of gov’t hospitals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

DND eyes to turn VMMC into 1st class hospital, boasts of improved corporate structure for veterans federation

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said they are already considering turning the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City into a first class hospital by using its excess funds. Source link link: DND eyes to turn VMMC into 1st class hospital, boasts of improved corporate structure for veterans federation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Obviously, I’m very blessed : Nets LeVert discusses injury

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Brooklyn forward Caris LeVert felt the pain in his right foot, and thought it was just a sprain. That is, until he looked down. A week removed from dislocating his right foot — a grotesque injury that looked so much worse than what it actually was — LeVert spoke out Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) about what happened and his plans for the future. "The pain level felt like a regular sprain and I knew I kind of fell on the side of my ankle," LeVert said, talking to reporters at the Nets' facility in Brooklyn, New York. "And obviously when I looked at it, I was like, 'Wow, that's messed up.'" Somehow, the worst was over within a few minutes of him getting hurt on Nov. 12 (Nov. 13, PHL time) at Minnesota. After he was wheeled off the court and taken to the back of the arena, medical staff popped his foot back into place — the most painful part of the whole experience, LeVert said. He was taken to a hospital for further tests that night, learned there was no other major damage, and he wound up flying home with the Nets that night. "Obviously, I'm very blessed, because it could have been a lot worse," LeVert said. LeVert was having a breakout season for Brooklyn, with seven 20-point games already — matching the total from his first two full seasons in the NBA. He was averaging 18.4 points per game, which leads the Nets, and was posting career-best averages in scoring, rebounds and assists, along with a career-high shooting percentage from the floor. There's no timetable for LeVert's return, but the Nets say his coming back at some point this season is the expectation. "Initially, I was frustrated, felt kind of defeated," LeVert said. "I felt like it wasn't fair. But everything happens for a reason. It's not a very, very, very serious injury to the point where the way I play basketball will be different. I feel like I'll still be the same player. I'll be a better player when I come back. I feel like maybe the time off is the best thing for me, maybe best for the team." LeVert said his spirits were boosted by so many fans and players reaching out to him on social media. He said some players also got his phone number and sent texts, though he isn't sure how some of them got the number. "It's been great," LeVert said. "It's been overwhelming, for sure." Brooklyn visits Miami on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Final curtain call for the Total Entertainer Rico J

He went to the hospital on Sunday only for an executive checkup, but doctors no longer allowed veteran singer Rico J. Puno to go home.   Rico eventually died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He was 65.   The singer underwent a procedure to implant a pacemaker in his heart on Oct. 26 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Global City, Taguig.   The executive checkup was scheduled three days later, according to his friend and former manager Norma Japitana.   "There were other complications, but doctors said the cause of his death was cardiac arrest (at 1:56 a.m.)," she told the Inquirer on Tuesday afternoon. "They tried to revive him---this las...Keep on reading: Final curtain call for the Total Entertainer Rico J.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Iloilo City at risk of measles outbreak?

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City could face a measles outbreak due to the spike in cases and low vaccination coverage in the region. Councilor Candice Tupas, committee chair on health, sanitation, and hospital services, posed the scenario in a privilege speech during the regular session of Sangguniang Panlungsod on Oct 16, 2018. Tupas particularly lamented […] The post Iloilo City at risk of measles outbreak? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

MedTech falls in drug sting

A 32-YEAR-OLD medical technologist of a government hospital was arrested in an anti-narcotics operation, afternoon of Oct. 22, 2018. Jonathan Lobriza of Burgos St., La Paz, Iloilo City, allegedly sold a “bulto” of suspected shabu to police operatives inside his vehicle parked outside the Western Visayas Medical Center at Barangay Q. Abeto, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. […] The post MedTech falls in drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY--- A candidate for Maguindanao provincial board and a grandson of a town vice mayor were killed in a shooting at a public market in Kabacan town in North Cotabato on Sunday afternoon, police said. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for the Soccsksargen Police Regional Office, said Susan Montawal, an aspirant for Maguindanao provincial board in next year's election, and Harris Montawal, grandson of the vice mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao, were taken to the Kabacan Medical Specialist Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Gonzales said Susan Montawal was the wife of Bao Montawal, former Vice Mayor of Datu Montawal town, while Harris was the vice mayor's ...Keep on reading: Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty

A 30-year-old detainee at the Taguig City Police Station died on Saturday after he reportedly had trouble breathing in a cell built for just 50 inmates that was holding almost 300 people. Chief Insp. Ramon Christian Laygo, head of the Taguig City police investigation section, said he was waiting for the autopsy results to determine what killed Isidro Obquia Jr., who was rushed to Taguig Pateros District Hospital after he complained of shortness of breath at 3:40 a.m. Dead in less than a week Obquia was declared dead 20 minutes later. He was arrested on Oct. 15, on charges of physical injuries. "There was a medical examination before he was brought into the detention cell, and...Keep on reading: Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Milo Marathon runner hit by car

Hazel Conde, a Milo Marathon participant, was accidentally hit by a car during Sunday morning's race in Cebu. Abel Tanjay, a 19-year-old college student and a resident of Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City, sideswiped Conde along P. Del Rosario corner Jakosalem St. while she was competing in the 42nd National Milo Marathon Cebu leg. The 22-year-old Conde, who suffered bruises and injury to the head, was brought to the Saint Vincent Hospital and was later transferred to UC Med for further medical examinations. Milo Marathon organizers said Tanjay tested negative for alcohol, contrary to what was reported a few moments after the accident happened. According to Ricky Ballesteros, th...Keep on reading: Milo Marathon runner hit by car.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Murad meets int’l donor community; presents state of the future BARMM

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) — It was a “very historic conference,” the representative of the Canadian Embassy said as the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) briefed international development partners, among them six Ambassadors, on the future Bangsamoro government, and presented a10-point priority program to meet the “huge challenges” in their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Bengzon confident TMC ownership dispute will be resolved soon

THE CAMP of Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon said they are confident the ongoing ownership dispute at The Medical City (TMC) will be resolved soon, for the sake of the hospital and its shareholders. The post Bengzon confident TMC ownership dispute will be resolved soon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Bed capacity increase of BGH signed into law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11084 increasing the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) from 500 to 800 principally authored by Baguio City representative Mark Go......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Pampanga vice mayoral bet dies in hospital after Saturday morning attack

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - A municipal councilor, who was all set to run for vice mayor of Sasmuan town in Pampanga province, died in a hospital where he was treated after two men stabbed and shot himon Saturdaymorning. Councilor Jesus "Boyet" Angeles died at10:41 a.m.from eight stab wounds and two bullet wounds inflicted by bonnet-wearing men who assaulted the official while he was jogging at6:30 a.m.along Dalan Babo road in Barangay Sta. Lucia, according to Senior Insp. Nicanor Zingalawa, the town's police chief. Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, the vice-chair of the local political party, Kambilan, condemned the attack and put out a P500,000 bounty for information that would help catch ...Keep on reading: Pampanga vice mayoral bet dies in hospital after Saturday morning attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Medical City row goes in new direction

The camp of The Medical City's ousted president yesterday dared the new board chair to disclose the terms and conditions of a loan he obtained from another investor to allegedly illegally take.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Duterte admits going to the hospital

President Duterte admitted late Thursday night that he went to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City last Wednesday for a follow-up check-up and to undergo further tests.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Duterte had retests at Cardinal Santos hospital

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Thursday he was at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Quezon City for a test. Duterte made the revelation in a speech before members of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association (PMAAA) contradicting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque’s earlier statement denying he went to the hospital and instead took a day off […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Madonna & Child General Hospital inaugurates Medical Arts Building

One of the pioneer hospitals formally inaugurated its new Medical Arts Building last Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to underscore Cagayan de Oro City’s status as the Most Resilient City in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

MPD probes death of Manila City Jail inmate

    An inmate of the Manila City Jail died shortly after being rushed to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila, according to a police spot.   Initial information from the Manila Police District (MPD) identified the victim as Ramon Guevarra, 58, from Tondo Manila. Manila City Jail's Medical Infirmary said the victim was seen gasping for breath before losing consciousness.   Despite being given first aid by the attending infirmary nurse, Guevarra remained unresponsive, prompting them to rush him to the hospital. Guevarra was declared dead on arrival by hospital physicians.   An initial examination of the victim's body s...Keep on reading: MPD probes death of Manila City Jail inmate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Dr. Erlinda Burton, eminent anthropologist, 74

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 September) – Renowned Mindanao-based anthropologist Dr. Erlinda Burton passed away at a local hospital here Tuesday morning. She was 74. She was born in Kalinga Apayao on Nov. 30, 1944. Burton was chair of the Cagayan de Oro Historical Commission and before that, was the director of Museo de […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

‘Military hospital fiasco to open can of worms’

A number of officers and enlisted personnel are eagerly waiting for the court martial of officials recently dismissed from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical (AFP) Center in V. Luna, Quezon City, claiming that this will open a can of worms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018