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PGH Launches "Tele-Kumusta" Program for COVID-19 Patients

The program allows patients to contact their loved ones via video call for free.
The Philippine General Hospital has launched a "Tele-Kumusta" program (previously called "E-dalaw") in their wards to boost the morale of COVID-19 patients who have limited interaction with their families. Through it, patients are able to video call their loved ones for free while

Here's What a COVID-19 Patient's Hospital Bill Looks Like

Treatment costs can reach up to more than one million pesos.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to one's health—and also to one's bank account. Receipts will show that it can cost you as much as PHP1,112,327.59 to get treated in a private hospital in Metro Manila.Although, thanks to PhilHealth (Philippine Health

Hospitals Are Now Exploring the Use of Snorkeling Masks on COVID-19 Patients

Forced to be innovative, hospitals in Europe have already resorted to using the sports gear as an alternative.
Italy is the European country worst hit by COVID-19. It is also the second most affected nation in the world, with a current tally of 92,472 total cases, with 10,023 deaths and 12,384 recoveries. With hospitals overwhelmed and overworked for weeks, suffering a

This Filipino Doctor's Viral Post Says "We Cannot Win the Battle in Hospitals"

"If you guys do not win the battle out on the streets, we can never win the battle in the hospitals," says Dr. Daniel Luchangco.
A number of hospitals around Metro Manila have already reached full capacity due to the influx of confirmed COVID-19 cases and patients under investigation. Health care workers are being stretched to the limit and beyond, with a number of them now COVID-19 patients

How to DIY a Face Shield That You Can Donate to COVID-19 Frontliners

You only need a few materials!
The skyrocket in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an unsettling fact: There is simply not enough supplies to provide for all our medical professionals. Luckily, there is a way to fight that shortage, and it

What It's Really Like to Get COVID-19, According to a Recovered Patient

"Although I'm better now, I would not wish this very uncomfortable illness on anyone."
In what seems like an endless stream of updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, we all find solace in hearing news of patient recoveries. Thing is, though we know that it's possible to recover, we don't often get a first-person account of what

PGH Will No Longer Admit Non-Emergency Cases to Accommodate COVID-19 Patients

The Philippine General Hospital is in talks to be a referral hospital for COVID-19 cases in the NCR.
A statement from the Department of Health posted today, March 20, 2020, has revealed that the Philippine General Hospital is currently in talks to become the center for COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region.To accommodate this, UP-PGH has stopped admitting non-emergency cases unrelated