DOH delivers assistance to municipalities affected by Typhoon Nina in MIMAROPA

  • January 12, 2017

MANILA, Jan. 12 - Department of Health - MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo recently visited municipalities in the provinces of Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro and delivered financial assistance and medicine supply to areas affected by the recent Typhoon Nina.

 

Among the municipalities who were given P3 million in financial assistance are Calapan City and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro. Affected municipalities like Boac, Buenavista, Torrijos, Mogpog, Sta. Cruz, Gasan in Marinduque received P2 million each and another P3 million provided to the provincial government to be use in aid of the calamity-stricken victims of the typhoon.

 

“We are continuing our monitoring and assessment as to the extent of damage caused by the typhoon and provide the necessary preparation for another forecasted Low Pressure Area (LPA) which is currently affecting areas of MIMAROPA,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.

 

“All health facilities in the region are in Code Blue Alert and ready to provide medical services due to the continuing inclement weather,” he added.

 

A Code Blue alert places all medical personnel on a 24-hour duty. Hospitals and community health units are prepared to accept an influx of casualties. Medicines and medical supplies are also ready to be distributed to affected residents. DOH operation centers (DOH-OPCEN) will also be operating on a 24/7 basis.

 

Close coordination with local government units, emergency and disaster units and also with the Armed Forces are being effected to handle possible calamities.

 

All Provincial Department of Health Offices (PDOHO) are in close coordination with provincial health facilities and partner agencies regarding disaster preparedness, providing health assistance and reporting health incidents in the provinces.

 

Janairo guaranteed that additional medicines will be sent immediately if needed. The Regional Health Emergency Management Service (RHEMS) will be closely coordinating with various local government units for the immediate provision of medical support and alert affected LGUs."

 

The Department of Health has allocated P30 million for DOH-MIMAROPA for the purchase of medicines and financial assistance to calamity declared areas in the region.

 

“Other affected municipalities will also be provided with assistance, accordingly,” Janairo assured. (DOH)

 


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