Some Degree of Negligence

  • November 22, 2006

In a Press Conference held early this week, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III stated that the factors which affected the seven neonatal sepsis deaths at the Rizal Medical Center (RMC) “strongly point to some degree of negligence”. He added that early onset newborn sepsis which resulted to the infants’ deaths “could not have been hospital acquired, the infection was really from the mothers.” According to the joint medical team assigned

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  • November 5, 1994

The health status of an individual is one of the most significant and relevant reflection of how much one person’s total rights are guaranteed and enjoyed. “Health is not merely the absences of disease, but the complete state of physical, mental and social well-being (Alma Ata Declaration, 1978).” The framework emphasizes that the individual is a complete human being. Each part is interrelated or is a factor for the development

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