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Palace ups dengue, leptospirosis alert

Monday, August 6, 2012

Palace ups dengue, leptospirosis alert


Malacañang has raised the alert level for the deadly diseases leptospirosis and dengue as the number of recorded cases doubled from that of 2011.

At a press briefing in Malacañang, deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said President Aquino has instructed the Department of Health (DoH) to make sure that government hospitals and medical professionals were ready to work round-the-clock mode to attend to the growing number of leptospirosis victims which stood at 2,002 from January to July this year, up from the 887 cases in the first seven months of 2011.

“The Department of Health (DoH) has already assured us that all government hospitals in the country have been put on stand-by, while government hospital administrators have already been told to be ready and equipped with whatever medicines are needed (as) medical professionals have already made a commitment to be and available to serve at anytime they’re needed,” Valte said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/2540-palace-ups-dengue-leptospirosis-alert

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