Dengue cases climb to 152 as clustering reported in Bato

Health authorities in Bato town went on high alert against dengue recently after a clustering of cases was detected in a población barangay, just as the total cases in Catanduanes…

New COVID-19 cases up by 67%; booster shots urged for ages 12-17

Health authorities reported 20 new coronavirus cases over the past seven days ending Saturday, July 9, 2022, compared to just 12 during the previous week. The new spike in COVID-19…

Committee to study, fix legal issues hounding CDHI board

Facing questions over past policies and share valuation, the board of directors of the debt-heavy Catanduanes Doctors Hospital Inc. (CDHI) has created a committee to study and fix the legal…

WHAT IS HFMD?

Hand-Food-and-Mouth Disease (HFMD) is caused by viruses that belong to the Enterovirus family (Coxsackievirus A16, Coxsackievirus 6, and Enterovirus 71). Young children have the highest risk for getting HFMD. Children…

PhilHealth defends 4% premium rate, launches service desk in Bagamanoc

Residents of three northern towns in Catanduanes now have easier access to services of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) with the opening of its service desk in Bagamanoc recently.…

Cat’nes included in DOH list of areas with rising COVID cases

Catanduanes’ inclusion in the Department of Health’s list of 13 areas with rising COVID-19 cases last weekend has raised eyebrows among residents and health officials alike. Last Saturday (April 23,…

Barangays told to post cellphone numbers of Punong Barangays, BHERT members

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all Punong Barangays to post or display their cellphone numbers as well as that of the members of the…

On doing the right thing

Last week, a post presumably made by a nurse working in a government hospital made the rounds of the social media accounts of health workers. Saying that “nursing is inherently…

On week-to-week basis:

New COVID-19 cases plunge by 67%

New coronavirus cases decreased by a substantial 67% during the Jan. 29-Feb. 4 period, compared to the previous week, data of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) showed. There were only…

Positivity rate at a high 53%:

New COVID-19 cases up by 58%

Three new deaths from coronavirus, including an unvaccinated 90-year old woman, were recorded last week, with new COVID-19 cases increasing by 58% compared to that of the previous week. According…