covid-19
RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
MUNTINLUPA CITY–The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) conducted the ceremonial rollout of the first 10 doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccine today. Director Celia Carlos was the first person in RITM to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine....

RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) warns the public against unscrupulous individuals posing as RITM employees offering swabbing services and issuing falsified SARS-CoV-2 confirmatory test results. The Institute was alerted of this illegal activity after receiving...

RITM labs surpass quarter-million COVID-19 tests
RITM labs surpass quarter-million COVID-19 tests
MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) testing laboratories hit quarter of a million COVID-19 tests with 251,583 samples processed since 20th of January. “This milestone is largely possible through the dedication and commitment of...

38 RITM staff recover from COVID-19
38 RITM staff recover from COVID-19
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases among the workforce of the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) have reached a total of 45 last week. As of 27 April, however, 84.44%, or 38 individuals, have fully...

Establishing COVID-19 Testing Labs
Establishing COVID-19 Testing Labs
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RITM strengthens subnational labs, COVID-19 response
RITM strengthens subnational labs, COVID-19 response
MUNTINLUPA CITY — As the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) strengthens its outbreak response, representatives from subnational laboratories (SNLs) are being trained on the screening of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes...

SNLs proficient at diagnosing COVID-19
SNLs proficient at diagnosing COVID-19
MANILA CITY—Following their training and proficiency exam at the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM), subnational laboratories (SNLs) are fully primed to diagnose COVID-19 through laboratory-based Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. DOH-RITM Director Dr. Celia Carlos assured their...

Having flu doesn’t mean you have COVID-19′ —WHO
Having flu doesn’t mean you have COVID-19′ —WHO
MANILA CITY— During the press briefing at the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe clarified that having symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as flu does not automatically mean having COVID-19....