A 60-bed medical tent was recently inaugurated by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) at the Pagamutang Bayan ng Dasmariñas in Cavite.
Data showed that 3, 277 dengue cases have been reported in Cavite.
On August 6, the Health Department announced a national dengue epidemic in the wake of the 146,062 cases recorded since January to July 20, 2019.
“Tens of thousands of patients continue streaming into overcrowded hospital. All hands are on deck to address this deadly epidemic. We set up medical tents, augment the blood supply in most affected provinces, and put our ambulances on standby,” Richard Gordon, PRC chairman, said.
The humanitarian organization said it provisioned to 1,055 dengue patients through its eight emergency medical tents that help as extension wards and fast lanes in Iloilo, Capiz, and Aklan.
Gordon affirmed the public that PRC remains on full alert to supply the blood needs of dengue patients.
News source: Manila Bulletin