The promotion of patients’ rights has been a growing concern of international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and local non-government and people’s organizations in the Philippines. This concern has been triggered by two things: the paradigmatic shift in viewing health as a human right and the increasing cases of violations of patients’ rights committed by health professionals and workers, particularly in Third World countries.
In spite of the recent enactment of RA 9439 or the Hospital Detention Law, patients are still being detained in the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Maramag for failure to settle their Hospital bills. Resembling an unsanitized evacuation area, 18 patients lay in makeshift carton mats in the hospital’s abandoned out-patient department. A newly born baby who was previously diagnosed with Pneumonia, was again afflicted by the said disease due to
MAG StatementSeptember 3, 2021 More than a year in lockdown, the Philippine government still needs to understand that the imposition of wide-scale lockdowns will not suffice in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. By September 1, 2021, the Philippines recorded a total of two (2) million COVID-19 cases. With a population of 109 million people, only around 33 million doses have been administered, with 13.7 million individuals fully vaccinated, and 19.3
Ang sampung (10) Karapatan ng mga Pasyente na nakatala sa komiks na ito ay hango mula sa DOH Administrative Order 2017-0061 (Official Version of Patient’s Rights), na isinalin sa Filipino at nakabase sa DOH Department Memorandum 2017-0061 (Adoption of the Filipino Translation of the Patient’s Rights).
Including a Filipino translation, this poster contains the 10 Patient’s Rights stipulated in the DOH Department Order No. 2017-0008. and as translated by the DOH Department Memorandum 2017-0061 (Adoption of the Filipino Translation of the Patient’s Rights).
United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) – Philippines June 26, 2021 PUBLIC STATEMENT Philippine government must guarantee health care of persons deprived of liberty and decongest prison population to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread. Today, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines, a network of 20+ CSOs of human rights organizations and individual human rights defenders, stands in solidarity with all anti-torture advocates, and victim-survivors and their families around the
MAG Statement June 29, 2020 All forms of discrimination against Health Workers must end NOW! It is been more than a month since the Medical Action Group (MAG) issued a statement calling out against all forms of discriminatory treatments towards health workers amid the Covid 19 pandemic. Based on its monitoring from March to June 2020, there are already more than a hundred health workers who have experienced discrimination
MAG Statement March 26, 2020 What a disgrace Discriminating the health workers who are in the frontline in the battle against Covid 19 out of fear and ignorance is outrageous and should be condemned. We, the Medical Action Group, a health and human rights organization is seriously alarmed with the news report that some health workers in Iloilo City have been told to leave their boarding houses by their
MAG has also conducted an activity on data presentation and consultation with the participating DOH hospitals in October 2019 at Metro Manila, in order to consult with the participating hospitals to further improve the initial findings and analysis of the research. Participants of the activity include personnel from our partner DOH Hospitals specifically the following: (i) Hospital or Medical Center Chief; (ii) Training Officer; and (iii) Head of the Psychiatry
A multidisciplinary workshop titled “Increasing Competence on Documentation: A multidisciplinary workshop on medico legal” is held on July 31-August 1, 2019 to primarily identify the gaps and challenges in the medico legal practice in the country and to get physicians and other stakeholders on board in the establishment of the medico legal reviewer (MLR) teams in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The workshop also meant to develop necessary guidelines and protocols