As the Department of Health (DOH) grows the list of certified Covid-19 laboratories in the country, Google has added new testing centers on Maps so Filipinos can find more sites near them as they search on the platform.
The telemedicine guidelines comes after the DOH and the National Privacy Commission released an earlier joint memorandum circular allowing the use of telemedicine as a way to respond to the Covid-19 health crisis.
Instead of asking P11.7 billion to be spent on contact tracers, Sen. Panfilo Lacson is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to just copy simple yet effective apps deployed by the local governments of Baguio and Carmona, Cavite.
DOH chief epidemiologist Dr. John Wong claimed its contact-tracing rate is quite high because Singapore has contact-tracing efficiency of only about 50 percent.
Even as it asked Covid-19 patients to truthfully disclose their health status to protect medical frontliners, the DOH assured that their data will only be divulged to public health authorities and health care providers for purposes of contact tracing and management of the disease.
The Sample Collection Booths (SCBs) passed the required validation test from four hospitals and will now be delivered by April 30 to testing locations around the country.
The free 24/7 services will be available through 02-894-Covid. Smart and PLDT subscribers will also be able to use the 1555 hotline for free. Subscribers from other networks can access the 1555 hotline once technical adjustments are completed.
To help people get correct and up-to-date information on Covid-19, Smart Communications has made access to DOH websites free while Globe and TM customers who subscribed to KonsultaMD may now get in touch with a doctor via the 79880 telehealth hotline without incurring mobile call charges.