No claimant yet in WV of new PUI insurance

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – There isn’t a patient under investigation (PUI) in WesternVisayas yet who has claimed for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s(PHIC) new health insurance package. PHIC regional director Valerie Anne Hollero announced that PhilHealth’sCircular No. 2020-0004, which took effect on Jan. 30, provides a new healthinsurance package for the PUIs. It was crafted after the World HealthOrganization declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a publichealth emergency. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) regional director Valerie Anne Hollero (2nd from left) makes a courtesy call to Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao on March 3. Hollero said that no patient under investigation in Western Visayas has yet to claim the new health insurance package provided by the PHIC. PHILHEALTH REGION VI The two Antiqueños, – both seafarers – who tested negative of COVID-19could still claim the said package. Holero also said that she plans to hold a regular quarterly meetingwith the stakeholders of this province so that they could bring up to her thePHIC claims and other health-related concerns. Hollero added that since the said health insurance package is new, itmust be a reason why no PUI in Western Visayas has yet to make claim of it.center_img “The PUIs could claim the benefits package even if their laboratoryresults turned out to be negative,” she added. Of the P14,000 benefit package, the 30 percent of it will be for theprofessional fee of the attending physician and the remaining 70 percent willbe for the laboratory examination, medical supplies and the room where the PUIwas admitted. “We will regularly have a meeting with the healthcare providers so thatthere would be smooth sailing relations,” she said. (PNA) “There is a new benefits package for the PUIs in the amount ofPHP14,000,” she said.last_img read more

WVMC dedicated hospital for COVID-19

first_imgWest VisayasState University Medical Center (WVSU-MC) has been designated as dedicatednon-COVID facility for service patients. In relatedstory, WVMC is now ready to accept specimens for COVID-19 testing. The Department of Health has designated Western Visayas Medical Center in Iloilo City as the health facility dedicated to coronavirus disease cases. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN WVMC willallocate 450 beds for confirmed COVID-19 cases, said Dr. Jane Juanico, DOH-6focal person on COVID-19. Aside fromconfirmed cases, WVMC will also accommodate persons under investigation (PUI)with severe signs and symptoms, PUI with mild signs and symptoms, elderly (withor without co-morbidities), non-elderly (with uncontrolled co-morbidities), andsevere acute respiratory infection (SARI) patients from Region 6. Protocols foradmission have been agreed, too, to efficiently manage the medical personneland resources of Iloilo City, said Juanico. WVSU-MC, amongothers, will allocate a total of 212 beds for non-COVID-19 cases from WVMC. ILOILO City –Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district has beendesignated as dedicated facility for confirmed coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19) cases in Region 6. WVMC shallfirst transfer the first 200 non-COVID-19 cases to WVSU-MC to accommodate theall confirmed COVID-19 cases and those PUI and SARI cases that they shouldcater. * allocate anadditional 10 percent (as part of their corporate social responsibility or CSR)of their authorized bed capacities for charity or service ward patients, inaddition to the 10 percent required by law; For its part,DOH-6 shall compensate the cost incurred by the hospitals for the 10 percent oftheir CSR; and form a committee to monitor and control the use of equipment andmedical supplies coming from private hospitals, institutions and privateindividuals that could augment the equipment and supply needs of the governmenthospitals especially the WVMC, Sanitarium and WVSU-MC, among others. But it mayalso be designated as a COVID hospital in case of an overflow of COVID-19 casesat the WVMC, said Juanico. * accommodatenon-COVID-19 patients referred by WVMC which cannot be admitted by WVSU-MC The WesternVisayas Sanitarium in Santa Barbara, Iloilo has been identified as dedicatedfacility for all PUIs (with mild signs and symptoms) and non-elderly withcontrolled co-morbidities. It willgradually free-up its patient bed capacities to reach the 450-bed capacity forCOVID-19 cases. “Before ginapadala naton sa Manila orCebu, subong diri na sya available,”said DOH regional director Dr. Marlyn Convocar. * ifclassified a Level 2 Tertiary Hospital, shall accommodate excess non-COVID-19patients if the Level 3 Tertiary Hospitals’ 20 percent authorized bedcapacities have been saturated A memorandumof agreement (MOA) for this was inked by the Department of Health (DOH) Region6, government and private hospitals here. Meanwhile,private hospitals (such as Saint Paul’s Hospital Iloilo, Iloilo MissionHospital, Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital, Qualimed, Amosup Seamen’s Hospital, TheMedical City, Medicus Medical Center, and Metro Iloilo Hospital and MedicalCenter), subject to their respective policies on service case studies, agreedon the following: She also saidWestern Visayas “is assured of 5,000 COVID-19 test kits from the DOH centraloffice./PN * ifclassified a Level 3 Tertiary Hospital, shall be the first to absorb thepatients of WVSU-MC coming from WVMC; andlast_img read more

Antique IPHO conducts contact tracing after PUI’s death

first_imgHe added that the result of the swabstaken from the said PUI and then eventually sent to the Western Visayas MedicalCenter in Mandurriao, Iloilo City is expected to arrive anytime within the day. “We want to be very sure that ourprovince will remain COVID-19 free,” he said. Meanwhile, the AMC already stopped admittingpatients since March 28 after some of its nurses and health workers were placedunder quarantine following the death of the PUI.(With a report from PNA/PN) IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo. PNA SAN JOSE, Antique – The AntiqueIntegrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is currently doing contact tracingfollowing the death of a person under investigation (PUI) at the AntiqueMedical Center (AMC) here.center_img IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo saidthat the Antique Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) immediately initiated the contact tracing on the family members,health workers and those who were exposed to the patient, who died on March 27. According to Naciongayo, the IATF forCOVID-19 is also proposing to Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to extend the enhancedcommunity quarantine in the province, which will supposedly end on March 31. “We have to conduct contract tracing sothat we could monitor their health conditions as well as put them on quarantineas we wait for the laboratory result to arrive,” Naciongayo said on March 30.last_img read more

China state media blasts Houston consulate shutdown

first_imgBEIJING – The United States government’s order to China to shut its consulate in Houston is an attempt to blame Beijing for U.S. failures ahead of the November presidential election, Chinese state media said in editorials on Thursday. The United States said on Wednesday it had given China 72 hours to close the consulate “to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information”, prompting Chinese threats of retaliation. China’s national flag is seen waving at the China Consulate General in Houston, Texas. FILE PHOTO/REUTERScenter_img The decision marked a dramatic escalation of tension between the world’s two biggest economies amid fresh accusations of Chinese espionage in the United States and calls by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for a new global coalition against Beijing. (Reuters)last_img read more

Brown back with a bang

first_imgWes Brown marked his return from injury with a goal as Sunderland defeated Tottenham 3-1 to reach Saturday’s Barclays Asia Trophy final in Hong Kong. There was no Gareth Bale, linked with a move to Real Madrid by reports in Spain, in the Spurs side because of injury, while Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio included summer signings Vito Mannone, Cabral, Emanuele Giaccherini and Jozy Altidore. Conditions remained difficult, but the Londoners took the lead with 28 minutes gone when full-back Kyle Walker broke down the right and squared for Sigurdsson, whose snapshot was unwittingly deflected past keeper Mannone by John O’Shea. Sunderland levelled within six minutes when Altidore capitalised on Tom Huddlestone’s error to play in midfielder Cabral, who finished adeptly. Altidore passed up a golden opportunity to open his account two minutes after the restart and after half-time substitute Jan Vertonghen had departed on a stretcher following an awkward landing, Mannone saved well from Emmanuel Adebayor. The Italian produced a fine stop to deny replacement Jermain Defoe on the hour, but Brown headed the Black Cats in front from replacement Karlsson’s 64th-minute corner. Altidore might have made sure nine minutes from time but was denied by Brad Friedel, but the keeper could do nothing to prevent Karlsson from making it 3-1 in the final minute. Press Associationcenter_img The 33-year-old, who last played in pre-season a year ago, headed home David Moberg Karlsson’s 64th-minute corner after new boy Cabral had cancelled out Gylfi Sigurdsson’s opener, before Karlsson himself made sure with a third at the death. Kick-off at the Hong Kong Stadium was delayed for half an hour by torrential rain which left surface water on the pitch, and the decision was taken to restrict the match to two 40-minute halves when it did eventually get under way. last_img read more

‘Gay Town’ panel discusses LGBT as a city, community

first_imgA panel titled “Welcome to Gay Town” explored the idea of the gay community as an ethnic and cultural idea Wednesday night and featured panelists such as West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman.Gay pride · Major Pro Tempore John Duran (middle), spoke about the formation of a gay community and its role in society Wednesday. – Rachel Bracker | Daily Trojan Heilman, who has served on the city council since the city’s incorporation in 1984, and West Hollywood Major Pro Tempore John Duran said having a centralized gay community has affected the gay rights’ movement and the integration of LGBT individuals.“It wasn’t a conscious effort to develop into a gay community. It was an organic development that took place as people felt comfortable within the community,” Heilman said. “It was a lot of like-minded people coming together because they were attracted for different reasons.”The campaign to establish an independent City of West Hollywood was been spearheaded by a coalition of LGBT activists. Its first city council had three openly gay members, making it the first city in the county to have an openly gay majority governing body.The panel also included senior policy counsel for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Sky Johnson, Southern California program manager for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network Daniel E. Solis and associate professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education Mary Andres.Solis, who works mostly with middle and high school gay-straight alliance groups said that, although the gay community has made many strides, there are still problems.“You’re okay now: you have characters on Glee and Ellen is the new Oprah. That’s not true, there are parts of L.A. that are not safe … and you have to recognize that,” Solis said. “A lot of schools don’t know what to do about transgendered students in terms of bathrooms, P.E. and other things. … That’s something that we as a community need to attend to and something we need to advocate for.”The panel also discussed the HIV and AIDS epidemic affecting the community.“HIV and AIDS in many ways pushed the community together. The first time we all got together, we met in West Hollywood in Plumber Park. We were setting up chairs row by row and a group of lesbians came in and said, ‘No, set them up in a circle so that everyone has an equal say,’ … so we spent an hour arguing about how to arrange the chairs,” Duran said. “We had to redefine the way we treated gender in order to work together.”At the end of the panel, Johnson asked audience members how they felt about the use of the word “gay” as a pejorative.Tiara Raffine, a graduate student studying social work, said she was strongly opposed because it implicitly condones a negative view of gays.“The biggest issue that comes up is I’m sitting in a classroom and people are making fun of me and the teacher will do nothing. That makes me feel bad about myself as a person,” Raffine said. “It’s very problematic that we perpetuate that idea. Maybe it’s OK for adults who are more sure about who they are, more secure, but for the younger generation it’s very difficult.”The event was hosted by the Office of Campus Activities and the LGBT Resource Center. It was moderated by Queer and Ally Student Assembly Executive Director Emily Allen and the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Events Co-Chair Genevieve Flores, who graduated in the spring.last_img read more

Syracuse hires Reed as secondary coach

first_imgScott Shafer has made the final addition to his coaching staff, hiring Fred Reed as defensive backs coach, SU Athletics announced in a press release Monday.Reed replaces Donnie Henderson, who left with former head coach Doug Marrone to the Buffalo Bills after just one year as defensive backs coach at Syracuse.Reed brings 12 years of experience coaching defensive backs to the Orange, most recently as the cornerbacks and punt return coach at Ohio, where he spent three seasons. Prior to joining the Bobcats, Reed spent two seasons working with defensive backs at Buffalo, including one as the defensive coordinator. At both stops, Reed helped guide his team to conference championships.Reed also spent two season in the NFL as a defensive assistant for the Detroit Lions.“Fred has had great success at each of his coaching stops, including winning championships at Buffalo and Ohio,” Shafer said in the press release. “He brings a great resume to our program as a coach and as a recruiter in the areas we need to win. He has a great command in the secondary room and great ties in the hotbeds of recruiting.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReed inherits an experienced group of defensive backs—strong safety Shamarko Thomas is the only starter Syracuse loses in its secondary. Wayne Morgan, Brandon Reddish, Keon Lyn and Ri’shard Anderson figure to make up the group of cornerbacks.The safeties are a bit more of a question mark with Thomas’ departure, but free safety Jeremi Wilkes and strong safeties Durell Eskridge and Ritchy Desir give the Orange some experience there, as well.Reed will be immediately tested upon his arrival in the Atlantic Coast Conference. SU opens up conference play Oct. 5 in the Carrier Dome against Clemson’s high-powered aerial attack led by star wide receiver Sammy Watkins and quarterback Tajh Boyd.“I am appreciative of the opportunity Coach Shafer has given me to be a part of this staff during this exciting time for Syracuse Football,” Reed said in the press release. “I look forward to the challenge of competing in the ACC and helping the young men in the defensive secondary to reach their potential as an athlete and a student.” Comments Published on March 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Masked men rob store near USC, officers report

first_imgThree men allegedly robbed the Smart and Final grocery store on Vermont Avenue on Monday night after tying up the store’s employees, KTLA reported. Sergeant V. Salguero of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station said that the men were wearing “scary Halloween” masks and have yet to be identified, according to the City News Service.At least one of the men was armed. However, no shots were fired. While there were witnesses present during the robbery, no one was injured.KTLA reported that the robbers fled with approximately $3,000 in cash.Though the men fled on foot, the police believe that they might have had a getaway vehicle nearby, Salguero said.Police have stated that the Smart and Final is fully operational and that students have no need to fear or avoid the area.last_img read more

How Michael Gbinije fits into the Detroit Pistons’ rotation

first_imgFormer Syracuse player Michael Gbinije was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 49th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.Here is the current salary and contract situation for the Pistons, per Basketball-Reference.comGbinije, 6 feet 7 inches, played point guard for the Orange this past season, but that was more out of necessity than true fit. He projects as either a shooting guard or small forward at the NBA level.On a playoff team like Detroit, Gbinije’s best chance of getting consistent minutes is if he develops into a “3-and-D” player, somebody who will consistently hit the 3 and play solid man-to-man defense on the wing. He has the tools to make it happen. He hit 91 3-pointers last season (averaging 2.5 made 3s per game) at a 39 percent mark and led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 1.92 steals per game, albeit in Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone defense. The only problem for Gbinije is that the Pistons already have a decent amount of those players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarcus Morris and Tobias Harris — each one 6 feet 9 inches, 235 pounds — occupy the two starting forward spots. The starting shooting guard for Detroit is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a third-year pro out of Georgia. Pope has improved every year, as his minutes per game, shooting percentage, and points per game have increased every year. He’s also become a fantastic defender, garnering 27 votes for either of the two All-NBA defensive teams.The Pistons bench also features solid “3-and-D” players. The backup small forwards include Stanley Johnson, who was picked No. 8 overall last year and received 42 votes for the All-Rookie team this past season, and Reggie Bullock, a former North Carolina standout and 2013 first-round pick who shot 42 percent from deep in limited minutes last year. The backup two-guard is Jodie Meeks, a seven-year veteran who’s made over 600 careers 3s at a 37 percent career clip. He did miss almost all of last season with an injury, though.In today’s NBA, every team needs multiple players to space the floor and play solid perimeter defense. Detroit added another one of those pieces in drafting Gbinije. Comments Related Stories Michael Gbinije selected by the Detroit Pistons with 49th pick in 2016 NBA DraftHow Malachi Richardson fits into the Sacramento Kings’ rotationMalachi Richardson selected by Sacramento via Charlotte with 22nd overall pickMalachi Richardson after being drafted: ‘It just feels like an animal being lifted off my back’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on June 24, 2016 at 12:51 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

GVC Holdings prepares for €187 million tax battle

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will move to appeal its recently sanctioned ‘tax audit assessment’ by the Greek Audit Centre for Large Enterprises.Updating the market, GVC reveals that it has been charged with a tax assessment of €187 million for its Greek subsidiary’s performance for the audit periods of 2010 and 2011.During the disputed periods, the Greek subsidiary was operated by Sportingbet Plc, prior to the online bookmaker’s acquisition by GVC Holdings in 2013.In its statement, GVC ‘strongly disputes’ the Audit Centre’s calculation, stating that the €187 million figure is ‘substantially higher by multiples of the total Greek revenues generated by the subsidiary’.Advised by Greek legal and tax professionals, GVC claims that it has strong grounds to dismiss the assessment, and will therefore file an appeal with the Greek courts.Protecting its existing Greek subsidiary operations, GVC has entered into a ‘payment scheme’ with the Tax Authority, where the business will make ‘held on account’ transactions of €7.8 million per month over the next 24 months.GVC governance states that ‘entering into such an arrangement is not an admission that the assessment is correct and the Group will seek to recover such payments’.Furthermore, as a prudent provision, GVC governance has sanctioned approximately €200 million attached to firm’s 2017 financial accounts to cover its dispute.“The Board strongly disputes the basis of the Assessment calculation, believing the assessed quantum to be widely exaggerated and is confident in the grounds of appeal”. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more