Rectal Surgery Scandal

Admin, criminal raps poised vs Cebu hospital personnel May 7, 2008 The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas has recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against seven doctors, four nurses, two clinical instructors, and a nursing aide who were implicated in the operating room scandal at the …

Doctors, nurse in Cebu surgery scandal face raps

MANILA, Philippines – Three doctors and a nurse face administrative charges but other medical staff and students got off with relatively light penalties over a controversial surgery scandal in Cebu last January 3. Radio dzBB’s affiliate in Cebu reported that the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center made the recommendations following …

Deadlock over cheaper drugs bill

Senate, House panels still stuck on “generics-only” provision THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE of Representatives are still deadlocked over a controversial provision in the proposed “cheaper medicines” law that requires doctors to prescribe only the generic name of drugs. The Senate panel in the bicameral conference committee have stuck to …

Roxas urges open talks on Cheap Medicine Bill

SENATOR Mar Roxas said he welcomes fair, open and transparent discussions on the Quality Affordable Medicines bill to create the most effective law to bring down prices of medicines and to ensure the safety of these. “As co-chair of the bicameral panel on the Quality Affordable Medicines bill, I will …

Villar to heed doctors’ plea on cheaper medicines bill

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Manuel Villar said Friday he would look into the provision of the Quality Affordable Medicine bill which sought to bar doctors from prescribing branded drugs to their patients. Villar, in an interview with private dzMM radio, said that he would ask the ongoing bicameral conference …

Profile: J.R. Borja General Hospital, Cagayan de Oro City

The J.R. Borja Memorial City Hospital (JRBMCH) was established on August 25, 1963 as a primary hospital to serve the health care needs of the populace of Cagayan de Oro City, particularly the poor and the indigent, who cannot afford the then rising hospital costs. The hospital was envisioned by …