Iloilo City has put in place a total of 1,500 isolation beds in both government and private quarantine facilities in case of COVID-19 surge. “We have to prepare for possible increase in infections which may be caused by the more contagious Delta variant. Oxygen tanks are also available. We have […]

Iloilo City has recorded 93% of Covid-19 deaths who were unvaccinated, data as of first week of August showed. These were the 226 deaths out of 243 deaths from January 1 to August 7 as verified by City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (“CESU”) of City Health Office (“CHO”). CESU noted […]

Iloilo City Government has started considering to list those below 18 years for vaccines administration by October following recommendation by the National Task Force Against COVID-19. Mayor Jerry Treñas instructed the City Population Office to start identifying 12-17 years old with their School ID and Parent’s Consent in the barangays. […]

Iloilo City Government is bracing for the highest alert status of the Department of Health (“DOH”) due to COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jerry Treñas already discussed with hospitals and DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega urgent solutions to address the problems. “I was very alarmed that night when I saw that Iloilo and […]

Iloilo City Government has requested the National Inter-Agency Task Force (“IATF”) for an increased allocation for COVID vaccines now that the city’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”) status is extended to August 15, 2021. “We are definitely asking for more COVID vaccines as an urgent need to achieve herd immunity faster,” […]

Iloilo City Government’s long-standing plan to build its own hospital finally got the nod following persistent lobbying for its urgency amid the pandemic. This, after the Department of Health (“DOH”) granted August 2, 2021 the Certificate of Need (“CON”). A CON must be secured before a new hospital or healthcare […]

The Iloilo City Uswag Molecular Laboratory is a premier facility in Western Visayas that offers the Gold Standard in COVID-19 testing, the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (“RT-PCR”). It has been accredited by the Department of Health, and recognized by the agency’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (“RITM”), garnering 100% […]

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