DOH releases over P.2-M worth of medicines

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Department of Health (DOH) Central has released a total of P213,059.16 worth of drugs, medicines and supplies to Center for Health Development (CHDs) in flood affected areas.

Latest report of the DOH-HEMS (Health Emergency Management Staff) also said that CHDs have already allocated and prepositioned a total of P5,073,604.68 cost of drugs and medicines to their respective local government units (LGUs).

Likewise, the DOH said rapid assessment are being conducted by respective CHDs to monitor the status of health services, health facilities and personnel at all levels, particularly in flood stricken areas.

The CHDs have also continuously given the public health advisories and promotion campaign on the preventive measures of leptospirosis and other water and food borne diseases.

Notedly, DOH-CHD–National Capital Region Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo announced code blue alert in all government hospitals and health facilities in Metro Manila.

Janairo said community health teams would be visiting local government units to provide medical assistance to residents affected by flood.

DOH-HEMs said that out of the 20 Metro Manila hospitals, 13 reported to have enough manpower on duty.

It also reported that some government hospitals have been flooded in some sections of their ground floor area such as East Avenue Medical Center, Heart Center of the Philippines, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, San Lorenzo Ruiz Woman’s Hospital and Tondo Medical Center.

It also said Tondo Medical Center experienced power interruption and electric power is currently supplied by generator. (PNA) FFC/SDT/rsm


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