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Day: September 12, 2022

1M Filipino kids unvaccinated vs various preventable diseases

Around 1 million Filipino children under one year old have not been vaccinated against various preventable diseases, according to Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire. The Philippines is in the lowest 10 countries around the world in terms of immunization of children.

27,000 poor patients may be affected by budget cut of GOCC hospitals

Some 27,000 indigent patients will be affected by the cut in the medical assistance budget of government-owned specialty hospitals in 2023. Kabataan party-list Rep. Raoul Manuel noted that from P4.93 billion this year the budget for medical assistance was reduced to P4.66 billion or a difference of around P270 million.

Paki-report! DBM warns vs posers soliciting money

The Department of Budget and Management has issued a warning to the public about people posing as its employees and soliciting money in exchange for faster delivery of funds for specific programs and projects.