PRC boosts efforts to aid Surigao quake victims

By on February 18, 2017


The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Sunday its emergency responders and medical teams are stepping up efforts to help and reach the people of Surigao City which was hit by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake last February 10. (Photo" Philippine Red Cross/ Facebook)
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Sunday its emergency responders and medical teams are stepping up efforts to help and reach the people of Surigao City which was hit by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake last February 10. (Photo: Philippine Red Cross/ Facebook)

MANILA –The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Sunday its emergency responders and medical teams are stepping up efforts to help and reach the people of Surigao City which was hit by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake last February 10.

PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said the Red Cross has already sent assistance to the families and communities affected by the earthquake.

Gordon said that PRC has dispatched ambulances, generators, water treatment unit and water bladders to address the lack of water supply, and other immediate relief item.

“Our teams in the nearby provinces are all on standby in case more manpower is needed.

According to the PRC Operations Center, health, first aid and welfare staff and volunteers from nearby provinces were immediately deployed to assess the area and help the affected families.

In response, PRC Surigao del Norte Chapter has provided first aid to injured patients, has set up five family tents for children, lactating mothers, senior citizens and persons with disability.

The local chapter also assisted in mass evacuation, set up two welfare desks and conducted pyscho-social support to 15 persons in Caraga Regional Hospital.