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Limited oxygen supply and work-fatigued health personnel, hospital scrambles to provide healthcare to COVID-19 patients in Zamboanga Sibugay

Amid the jungles of tubes and wheezing sounds of medical oxygen, the health workers of the COVID-19 wards of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital, mostly exhausted and suffering from work-fatigue, scramble to provide the patients, mostly unvaccinated, of the care they need.

Majority want to prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines before boosters, survey finds

A new survey found a majority of fully vaccinated adults would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot if offered, but think priority should be given to people who have not had a first dose.

Army general succumbs to COVID-19, hospital chief warns impending healthcare crisis

A military general has succumbed to COVID-19, three days after he was tested positive of coronavirus, in a hospital that saw its COVID wards already full where some of the patients take shelter in emergency tents outside the hospital.

Moderna vax gets FDA nod for adolescents

Adolescents can be inoculated now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approve the use of Moderna vaccine for children aged 12 to 17.

IATF wants voters’ registration in Lanao del Sur suspended

The local Inter-agency Task Force COVID-19 in Malabang, Lanao del Sur have urged municipal election officer Samirah Omar to suspend the listing of new voters to avert the rise of coronavirus infections in the area.

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COVID-19 patients overwhelm Zamboanga Sibugay health care, cases continue to rise

Patients have to wait in the emergency room as COVID-19 ward of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Hospital has reached “full capacity,” a situation that might force health officials to use another building to accommodate the rising number of patients for treatment.

Gerald Anderson exemption from quarantine draws flak from residents

Lockdown fatigue residents see preferential treatment by Dipolog City government to Gerald Anderson, who was in Zamboanga del Norte to shoot his movie, for not requiring 14-day quarantine, a requirement for returning residents.

Zamboanga Sibugay town mayor earns netizens’ praises for doing ambulance driver job to help frontline health workers

Netizens heaped praises to a mayor in a town in Zamboanga Sibugay after several photos of him doing the tasks of an ambulance driver fetching COVID-19 patients to quarantine centers surfaced on social media.

Essential know-hows when booking hotels during pandemic

RedDoorz offers some essential know-hows for travelers to help make our bookings even more convenient and safer.

Governor laments lack of vaccine as Zamboanga Sibugay braces for COVID-19 surge

Gov. Wilter Palma, during the virtual meeting of the provincial pandemic task force Thursday, said the solution to the “rising cases of COVID-19  is vaccination” over stricter community quarantine. (Photo courtesy: Darwin Dalisay) ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY Gov. Wilter Palma wants to…