Davao City sends rescue, medical teams to Bohol - SunStar

Davao City sends rescue, medical teams to Bohol

By Ralph Lawrence G. Llemit

THE Davao City Government has sent its delegation composed of rescue and medical teams to help in the relief and rescue operations affected by Typhoon Odette in Bohol.

In a Facebook post, the Davao City Government, led by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, sent off personnel from City Health Office, Davao City Central 911’s Emergency Medical Sevices (EMS), Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Fire Auxiliary Services (FAS), Southern Philippines Medical Center doctors, and social workers from City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) on Sunday morning, December 19.

The delegation team headed to Ubay, Bohol to assist in the response operations to those affected by the typhoon.

In a separate Facebook post, Duterte-Carpio said a total of 106 personnel responded to the call of Bohol for augmentation.

“Mga doctors, social workers at rescue personnel ang tumugon sa tawag ng isang opisyal ng Bohol para dagdag tao na maka responde sa mga biktima ng Odette (These doctors, social workers, and rescue personnel responded to the call of an official from Bohol for additional help in responding to Odette’s aftermath),” the mayor said.

She added the city also provided goods such as rice and water.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday, December 19, said 181,500 families residing in 2,209 barangays were affected by Typhoon Odette.

In its 10 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said these barangays are located in Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, Caraga Region, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm).

It said 2,861 evacuation centers are now aiding 107,816 families or 427,903 individuals with the remainder being sheltered by relatives and friends.

As of Sunday, December 19, the NDRRMC reported four confirmed deaths due to “Odette” while another 27 are still being validated. The national council is also confirming reports of three injured and one missing.

Odette has left 3,612 damaged and 171 destroyed houses in Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, Caraga, and Barmm, it added. (With reports from SunStar Philippines/PNA)

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