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PH Red Cross extends aid to more than 3K individuals during Undas; conducts vaccination drive in memorial park

MANDALUYONG CITY -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Undas 2022 Operations have provided medical assistance to a total of 3,323 individuals in bus terminals, seaports, airports, highways, memorial parks, and selected thoroughfares.

The total number of individuals who received medical assistance includes those who experienced minor and major health concerns. Medical care was provided to 150 individuals who experienced dizziness, abrasion, chest pain, headache, hyperventilation, body weakness, and bleeding, 11 of whom were transferred to health facilities for further medical attention. In addition to 3, 116 individuals who underwent blood pressure tests, 12 individuals also received blood sugar monitoring service and wheelchair assistance. Meanwhile, 21 people underwent the Psychosocial Support Program (PSP).

Meanwhile, all PRC Chapters were put on standby to deploy ambulances with trained Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel on every major road, expressway, airport, and seaport following the increase of motorists and commuters returning to the city.

In addition to medical assistance, PRC Quezon City Chapter deployed a Bakuna Bus at Holy Cross Memorial Park, Barangay San Bartolome, Quezon City and administered a total of 43 Covid-19 vaccines to visiting families: (42) Adult Booster and (1) Pedia Booster.

PRC's volunteers and staff have been on full alert from 28 October to 2 November 2022 amid intense emergency operations for victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae). (Philippine Red Cross)

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