PRC serves 333 patients in Qurino Grandstand and UST as of 8a.m. Sunday

January 18, 2015 10:39 am 

MANILA, Jan. 18 –The Philippine Red Cross(PRC) said Sunday it had served and treated more than 300 people in its first aid stations placed along the Quirino Grandstand and University of Santo Tomas(UST) grounds as of 8:00 in the morning.

According to PRC, from a total of 317 patients served in Quirino Grandstand, about 172 were given free blood monitoring or check-upwhile 139 patients were treated who suffered dizziness, faint and hypothermia.

Six patients were transported to medical facilities through stand-by ambulances.

These patients were transported to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, field hospital near the Manila Bulletin and emergency field hospital (EFH) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex.

About 14 people were served at PRC stations in UST grounds while about two were given blood pressure check-up.

The 14 patients suffered dizziness and weakness due to exposure to big crowds of people.

Both the UST and the Quirino Grandstand were among the areas troop by large crowds as they seek to have a glimpse and encounter with Pope Francis.(PNA)

FPV/LSJ

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