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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Repost: DOH Awaiting Delivery of P1.8B Worth of PPEs for Distribution to Hospitals

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The Department of Health (DOH) has purchased P1.8 billion worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets for the country’s health workers battling the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the front lines.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the health department is waiting for the delivery of around 1 million PPE sets procured for the health front liners to enhance their protection from the disease.

“Pagdating noong ating PPE, um-order tayo ng mga 1.8 billion pesos worth of PPE. Mayroon pang natitirang mga 225 million (When it comes to PPE, we ordered P1.8 billion worth of PPE. We still have P225 million left),” Duque said over government radio last weekend.

“Itong perang ito ay para sa personal protective equipment na mga isang milyong PPE (The funds will be used for the acquisition of around one million personal protective equipment),” he added.

The bulk of the PPE will be distributed to health workers serving in government hospitals and similar facilities, Duque said.

“Matapos natin mabigyan ang ating mga health workers sa public facilities, ay puwede rin tayong umayuda sa mga private hospitals na humihingi din ng PPE (After we have given PPE to our health workers in public facilities, we can augment the supply of private hospitals requesting for PPE),” he said.

The government’s acquisition of PPE seeks to boost the supply of such protective gear for health workers amid the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the country. Duque said a PPE set, including headgear, goggles, N95 mask, gloves, apron, and gown, costs around P1,500.

Compensation for health workers

Duque said around P275 billion will be used for the government’s operations against the coronavirus under the Bayanihan law, which was recently signed by President Duterte. A portion of these funds will go to the compensation of health workers.

The new law gives the President more powers to address the coronavirus emergency, including allocate cash, funds, investments including unutilized or unreleased subsidies and transfers held by government agencies as well as reprogram, reallocate, and realign from savings on other items in the 2020 national budget.

‘Yung P275 billion, ang bahagi nito mapupunta para sa mga health response to COVID-19 na kasama din ang mga ayuda para sa ating mga healthcare workers (The P275 billion will go to the health response to COVID-19 including compensation for our health care workers),” he said.

Under the law, Duque said the government will provide P100,000 compensation to public and private health workers who may get infected with coronavirus in line of duty. At least P1 million will be given to those who may die while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This will have a retroactive application from February 1, 2020.

“At sa ibabaw ito ng PhilHealth na sasagutin naman ang kanilang pagpapa-ospital (On top of this, PhilHealth will shoulder their hospitalization),” he said.

As the cases of coronavirus infections passed the 1,000th mark, Malacañang recently assured the public that the government is “doing everything” to contain and stop the spread of the disease in the country.

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said they expect more PPE and medical supplies, including those donated from various sources, to reinforce the operations against the coronavirus.

“The once inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that cost the lives of nine of our doctors and placed others in critical condition have been addressed, as donations of PPE sets (i.e., surgical masks, head gears, face shields, goggles, gloves, protective gowns, and foot covers) coming from many sources have poured in even as their local production is in full swing from our garments manufacturers and local fashion designers,” he said.

“Medical supplies, alcohol, soap, and other health items are coming in too from various donors, individuals, and privates entities. The Bayanihan spirit has caught fire and everyone is chipping in, in a united front against this unseen deadly enemy,” he added.

60 comments:

  1. hate this guy!!! palitan na yan!!!

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    1. Contingency plan April 12 tapos ang Lockdown.

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    2. Sa mga IGs ng mga (Bionix ata yun) alcohol brands at Delata (Mega) sardines me sapat daw na supply para sa lahat. E bakit wala dito sa amin sa south? Bakit walang laman mga shelf ng brands nila kahit ibang brands? Tapos tumaas mga presyo ng mga gulay ha at mga isda pati baboy at manok! Wala kasing nagmomonitor e nakaquarantine na ata. Ang haba ng pila ha sa initan pa ng araw dahil summer na! Sana naman gawin nilang gabi bukas mga grocery at palengke dahil ang init pumila nakakatakot pa dahil mahihilo ka dahil walang kain tapos init baka himatayin ka walang tumulong isipin Cobid e pero nahilo sa gutom pala.

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    3. Naku mga health workers na lang pala ang sasagutin pag infected wala na yung dating announcement na yung mga maiinfect na need ng treatment e sagot nila Kahit sino pa yan. Mukhang iba na ah. Akala ko pa naman walang dapat alalahanin kahit walang philhealth basta Covid sagot nila.

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    4. Kung marunong kayo mag kwenta

      OBVIOUS NA OVERPRICED ANG MGA PPEs.

      So sino pulitiko nakinabang?

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    5. Sobra! Di cya dapat nakaupo diyan! He didn't take this problem seriously enough before. Tas eto, ngayon lang bumili ng mga PPEs?? After our hospitals are practically begging for donations?? Nakakaloka! Nakakagalit!!

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  2. Di ba parang mahal ang PPE na yan considering na bulk order? Just asking.

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    1. Binigyan daw muna yung mga vips and their kasambahays, drivers, alalays, friends etc... 😂

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    2. 12:03 yun nga kasi ang problema sa mga procurement Pag govt ang bibili me mark up mga goods and products pero ang norm is pag bultuhan ang bili mas bababa ang Price dahil me discount. Yan yung systema ng mga mapagsamantala at ganid sa kita.

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    3. 12:03 may gloves, masks, boots na kasi kaya siguro ganun price and medical grade? Im not sure ha. Let's see

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    4. P397.50 lang ang PPE Uniform set from head to foot. Search at Lazada.

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  3. This guy is so inefficient. Dapat umalis na toh sa pwesto. Konting hiya naman!

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  4. Sana kasi nag lockdown na nung una palang. Di yung puro “no need for lockdown” yun pala wala sila tinetest for Covid kundi puro VIP

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    1. True. Tularan nung SARS 2003. Minimal casualty kasi pinaghandaan ng DOH bago pa nakapasok ang virus. Ngayon kasi, reactive ang admin. Nagantay lang hanggang lumala. Buti pa ang mga mamamayan, nagbayanihan na. Sana malagpasan natin to kaagad.

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    2. nasan na ba si manuel dayrit ng mabigyan ng pointers tong si duque?!

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    3. Ito ata ang nagpababa ng popularity ni Du30 dahil hindi siya nagimpose ng Travel ban agad?

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    4. Takot lang ni Duts na mag impose agad ng travel ban lalo na sa mga bff niyang chinese.

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    5. 12:49 I never really liked Gloria Arroyo, pero hands down pina ka magaling na response to a growing health problem was hers.

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  5. Talo pa kayo ng mga artista, private sectors, private citizens at NGOs sa bilis magprovide ng PPEs

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    1. 12:11 mahirap daw bumili nung medical grade. Yung mga ginagawa ng private citizens baka di daw magamit ng mga doctors or nurses, but the other frontliners pwede magamit

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  6. And the operative word is WAITING

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    1. antayin matapos ang covid saka darating hay Pinas wawa ka naman

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    2. Patay na mga tao waiting pa rin.

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  7. Dapat sana noon pa

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  8. 275B kasama na daw ung ayuda ng healthcare workers. Bilyones ang Pinang-uusapan dito tapos P500 lang para sa frontliners kada araw.

    Sana naman magpass na muna sa pagbubulsa ung mga iba dyan. Kung di rin lang tutulong, wag pabigat. Wag nang mangulimbat. Konsensya po.

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    1. its so sad when everybody knows that the govt is corrupt. parang ngayon we are just hoping that would steal less. pero dahil ganid talaga mga to most likely a big chunk of it will still go their pockets.

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    2. 12:37, grabe ang corruption sa admin na ito. Mga walang budhi. May covid-19 pandemic na, commission pa din ang gusto. Kaya ang tagal mag decision at ayaw mag labas agad ng budget. Kawawang mga pinoys. Malas at ang admin ngayon pa ang nataon sa ganitong katinding crisis. Goodluck...

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    3. 200 Billion lang. Nagpresscon na si PDuts kanina.

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    4. Guys yung 500 na yun hindi pa na approve yung bayanihan act ata? Pero parang naiba na yung compensation ngayon

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    5. It’s better if they use some of the money to make or create a temporary triage for CoVid testing away from hospitals and also temporary hospitals, para hindi Ma overwhelm mga hospitals natin at mga frontliners.

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    6. Mas mahal pa ung PPE kesa sa sweldo ng health care workers

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  9. Basta sana may transparency pagdating sa procurement may resibo dapat kung ilan at san nadeliver na mga hospitals baka kase ghost purchase yan dahil abala tayong lahat. Mahirap na.

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    1. Yun nga ang problema. May purchase agad nang walang transparency re bidding and all! And we're talking billions here!

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    2. Walang pag-asa na yan.

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  10. matatagalan pa bago matanggap ang order kasi naunahan na ng ibang rich countries ang pinas sa pag order. hinid kasi nag-iisip tong duque na to. parang naiiwan sa mga pangyayari. kawawang pinas!

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  11. Sec. Duque, wala kang silbi. Ang bagal mo. Pa- utay2 ang responde ng DOH. Dami ng namatay. Mag labas na kayo ng funds nyo for the filipino people. Walang awa sa kapwa pinoys..

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  12. Puro kayo bash, saka nyo na ipa-audit yan pag tapos na pandemic. Di na nga kayo nakakatulong sa kapwa puro pa kayo puna

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    1. 12:43, dapat lang ibash sila, ang bagal nilang mag responde. Araw2 dami namamatay. Pagkain for distribution, pa-utay-utay. Kailan sila puede ibash, pag kalahati sa population ng mga pinoys patay na sa covid-19. Nga pala, asaan ang tatay mo. As usual, natutulog na naman sa pancitan pag may crisis.

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    2. Asking for accountability is always a priority dahil madaming namamatay dahil may mga hindi gumagawa ng tama sa trabaho nila. Sure ka na nde kame tumulong? Sure ka na hindi kame nagduty sa ospital? Hindi pwede dito sa FP 12:43 yung mga ampaw na rason dapat dito comment mo may substance, wag mo iassume na tambay kame. It’s not gonna float here.

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    3. Excuse me, 12:43AM, nag donate kami ng materials at pera panggawa ng face shields at reusable flu masks. Ikaw, naka donate ka na rin ba?

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    4. Excuse me din. Pera ng taong bayan yang 275B na yan. Hindi yan galing sa bulsa ng mga politiko. Paganahin mo yanf utak mo12:43am

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    5. 1:27 girl hindi ako si 12:43 kami nag donate din at tinulungan nAmin mga employees namin pero di ako ganyan katulad mo na iyayabang para lang masabing "hoy mangbabatikos ako hanggat gusto ko kasi nag donate naman ako!"

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    6. 2:22, ang last sentence ni 12:43 ay “Di na nga kayo nakakatulong sa kapwa...” Sinagot ko lang sya sa misconception nya na hindi kami tumutulong, yabang na agad? Di ko alam kung saan mo nakuha yang thought na tumulong kami para maiyabang pero don’t worry, di ako mag-a-assume na assumera ka.

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    7. 2:22 masama ba maging critical sa gobyerno? kaloka ka so ano yun magbubulag-bulagan nalang ba kahit may nakikitang mali? ganun bang klase ng government gusto mo? ung wala kang power to say anything but to follow?

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    8. Unang una, hindi masama kumuda kung obvious naman na may mali. Hindi naman pwede may pondo tapos walang result o di kaya saksakan ng bagal. Tayo nga sa fastfood kung may inorder tapos substandard yung portioning ang rami na nating reklamo..eto pa kaya papalampasin?!

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    9. Dapat lang na i bash dahil sa kabagalan,daming namatay na mga doktor.Nasayang ang buhay.Marami pa dapat masasagip na tao.

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  13. waiting pa rin?

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  14. For public lng yung ppe? Marami nadin pong kapos sa mga private hospitals.

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  15. If you do the math, napakalaki ng 180,000,000,000.00 pesosesoses. Tas sasabihin iaugment ng private hospitals kung nagkulang? Excuse naman Po ano, ipakita nyo nga sana ang ebidensya ng milyong PPE na sinasabi nyo. I would be very happy kung totoo nga. Kasi I’m doubting po na napunta nga sa PPE ang ganyang kalaking pera. Tubuan sana ng buni sa noo ang mga namumulsa sa kaban ng bayan 😤

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  16. Use the money truthfully. Huwag ninyong palabasin na binili ninyo yung mga donations from private citizens and orgs.

    -someone who knows

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  17. Duterte's admins very delayed response to this covid-19 will be his downfall. Naging collateral damage pa ang mga pinoys.

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  18. Guys pls. Hanapan natin ng resibo to pag "dumating" na yung PPE'S!

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  19. Omg, ngayon lang nag order pala. By the time the supplies get here many more will have died. It will likely take many weeks before they get here because of the shortage of supplies all over the world.

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    1. Waiting ito na mamatay kalahati ng populasyon ng mga doktor,nurse etc

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  20. Hay naku. Always late late late. Ang bagal nila talaga.

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  21. Hmmm, can they even find supplies anywhere by now? Every country in the world is also scrambling to find supplies.

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  22. Ang dami nang dobations from private companies and citizens. Mukhang bilyon na ang inabot. Parang umasa na lang ang DOH at DSWD sa mga donors. Asan na yung pondo ng gobyerno? Dito na ipakita kung san napunta ang taxes. Ito ang time na tulungan ng gobyerno ang mamamayan. Gawa ng hospital agad gaya ng China. Nasa 3rd week na tayo ng quarantine pero nganga pa rin.

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  23. It won't erase the fact that the DOH underestimated the potential impact of this virus. Ngayon lang nagkukumahog sa pagbili ng mga gamit when in fact, they could have started as early as January na putok na putok na ang balita na madaming infected sa China.

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  24. Malapit na matapos ang lock down, wala padin yan. Wala kasing plan na maayos

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  25. Tagal na nag umpisa ng Covid issue akala ko ba handang handa na ang gobyernong ito? Hanggang ngayon waiting pa rin?

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