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Medications and supplies have been allocated to the ‘Odette’-affected areas: DOH

Drugs, medicines, and other medical supplies worth more than PHP12.35 million have been pre-positioned by the Department of Health (DOH) for areas affected by Typhoon Odette.

The DOH stated approximately PHP66 million worth of supplies is also available for deployment at its central office warehouse, according to a situational assessment released on Friday.

Meanwhile, the agency’s Health Emergency Management Bureau, which includes the Centers for Health Development, has upped their code alert while continuing to monitor and report suspicious activity in their various areas of responsibility.

The Philippine Red Cross Water has also made water tankers available in North Cotabato, Passi, Bacolod, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Albay, and Batangas, according to the statement.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s latest situation report, the storm affected 11,859 families or 41,434 people in 249 barangays across Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.

One fatality and two injuries have been confirmed by the agency.

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