Newsletter: The Philippines' Department of Health opens mobile hospitals for Taal Eruption victims
The Philippines' Department of Health opens mobile hospitals for Taal Eruption victims
27th January 2020
Article is in Filipino, translation in English here: View Pictures
To cope with the closure of numerous hospitals affected by the eruption, the DOH has set-up mobile hospitals. These mobile hospitals can currently manage minor surgeries such as cesarean section, appendectomy and normal birth delivery. They also deployed 17 medical teams in various affected municipalities; allocation of tents to separate infectious patients, provide mental and psychosocial support and control of water sanitation.
Most evacuees complain of eye and upper respiratory infection due to the ashfall. A number of evacuees also experience diarrhea due to contaminated water.