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Manila – Envi-health group, Health Care Without Harm-Southeast Asia (HCWH-SEA), today questions the Philippine government for slacking in the mercury phase-out implementation in health care. “Of the 1,851 hospitals in the country, we only have more than 600 mercury-free or going mercury-free hospitals,” said Faye Ferrer, HCWH-SEA Program Officer for Mercury in Health Care. “Contrary to Department of Health (DoH) Administrative Order 21 target of 100% phase-out by September 2010.”

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Thursday, March 10, 2011PH SLACKING IN MERCURY PHASE-OUTNEWS RELEASEMarch 10, 2011PH SLACKING IN MERCURY PHASE-OUTManila - Envi-health group, Health Care Without Harm-Southeast Asia (HCWH-SEA), today questions the Philippine government for slacking in the mercury phase-out implementation in health care. "Of the 1,851 hospitals in the country, we only have more than 600 mercury-free or going mercury-free hospitals," said Faye Ferrer, HCWH-SEA Program Officer for Mercury in Health Care. "Contrary to Department of Health (DoH) Administrative Order 21 target of 100% phase-out by September 2010."According to Ferrer, before the issuance of AO 21 mandating the gradual phase-out of mercury-containing devices in all Philippine health care facilities and institutions, there were more than 60 hospitals who opted to switch to mercury alternatives. Among these are Philippine Heart Center, General Santos Doctor's Hospital, Manila Adventist Hospital and San Juan De Dios Hospital.In a survey conducted by HCWH-SEA, more than 600 hospitals have phased-out mercury thermometers and BP apparatus in their facilities. "While 600+ was a good number in 2010, this is not the case anymore six months after the September 2010 deadline for mercury phase-out," said Ferrer. "The question on mercury importation ban remains unanswered despite countless appeal to the DoH.""We give credit to concerned stakeholders who have worked in this phase-out," said Ferrer. "Private corporations like mercu

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