Philippines

Benguet opens 92nd ‘Malasakit Center’

Benguet opens 92nd ‘Malasakit Center’ By Liza Agoot   MALASAKIT CENTER. Officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Department of Health (DOH), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), with Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, formally open the 92nd “Malasakit Center” at the Benguet General Hospital on Friday (Nov.20, … Continue reading

Philippines

DOH ready with guidelines for release of Pagcor funds for Universal Health Care

DOH ready with guidelines for release of Pagcor funds for UHC File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The operational guidelines that would allow the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to remit billions of pesos to the Department of Health (DOH) for the Universal Health Care (UHC) program are being finalized, Malacañang said Thursday. In a … Continue reading

Alberta

First step of $20M commitment to enhance palliative care

News Release First step of $20M commitment to enhance palliative care Alberta’s government is honouring its $20 million platform commitment to improve access to palliative care for Albertans and their families. Funding of $5 million will be provided to the Covenant Health Palliative Institute to increase access to palliative and end-of-life services and promote advance … Continue reading

Philippines

House leader wants plunder raps vs. PhilHealth ‘mafia’

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– House Committee on Public Accounts chairman Michael Defensor on Wednesday recommended the filing of plunder charges against all officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) involved in the so-called “mafia” that runs various fraudulent schemes. During a joint House hearing on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in PhilHealth, Defensor questioned … Continue reading

Budget 2015 strengthens Edmonton’s health facilities for the future
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Budget 2015 strengthens Edmonton’s health facilities for the future

News Release Budget 2015 strengthens Edmonton’s health facilities for the future This year’s provincial budget includes critical investments in Edmonton-area health-care facilities that will improve access to services for patients and families. The province’s five-year capital plan allocates $17 million to expand the Stollery Children’s Hospital surgical suite, and $50 million to redevelop and expand … Continue reading

New investments will improve access to health care
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New investments will improve access to health care

News Release New investments will improve access to health care The Government is taking action to improve access to health care for Albertans. These actions include creating more than 300 new restorative care beds in Edmonton and Calgary, expanding the role of paramedics, and expanding and renovating some of the busiest Emergency departments in Edmonton … Continue reading