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DoH sets up call, text hotline on H1N1

Posted on: June 24, 2009

DoH sets up call, text hotline on H1N1

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:44:00 06/23/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Telecommunications Services, mobile phones, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) has partnered with a telecommunications firm to set up a call and text hotline where the public can get updates on the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, officials said.

Hotline 155, which was set up by Smart Telecommunications, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said.

The service costs P1 per message sent and P6.30 per minute for calls, said Smart public affairs group head Ramon Isberto.

Duque asked Smart to make the service free. Isberto said the charges were meant to discourage prank callers.

Smart also recently donated over 50 phones and 25 plug-and-play broadband Internet units to allow the DoH Bureau of Quarantine to monitor the spread of A(H1N1), Isberto said.

Anna Valmero

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1 Response to "DoH sets up call, text hotline on H1N1"

The hotline is not working.

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