Aside from fund "transfusion", Recto said the DOH
should also address its drug overstocking problem.
'Another P19.165 million worth of medicines procured by the DOH
central office and already delivered to hospitals and health centers were also found to be nearing expiration.
According to the DoH
statement, the hospital has provided assurances to the healthcare sector regulator, strongly reaffirming its commitment to avoid future violations and adhere to the recommendations set by DoH
's audit team.
and DSHS also invited community organizations from the private and nongovernmental sectors, as well as program managers from public sector--supported programs, to join a steering committee to look at the ways that existing services could be used to educate the public about unintended pregnancy and available resources, including emergency contraception.
Evidently, when using the XRF method, errors occur because DOH
equipment often is antiquated and/or not properly calibrated.
During this same period, DOH
also developed operating standards for specialized outpatient programs for people with TBI.
On August 6, the DOH
declared a national dengue epidemic in view of a rise in the number of dengue cases
He cited the need for the Lower Chamber to look into the overstocking of medicines, which may be attributed to the DOH
's "bad and wasteful inventory management" and the purported "excessive eagerness" of some DOH
officials to authorize bloated purchase orders for medicines because of induced procurements.
On Sunday, the DOH
activated the Code Blue Alert in the province of Batanes and White Alert in the DOH
Cagayan Valley Center for Health Development Operations Center to render a 24-hour duty in the aftermath of the earthquake.
The Department of Health (DOH
) said it is taking necessary actions on the report of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the nondistributuion of drugs and medicines nearing expiration, worth P295.767 million as of January 31, 2019.
Meanwhile, the DOH
said 491 deaths were reported from Jan.