Oliver Bugarin 8 0 0 3 min to read

Those affected by the typhoon in Ilocos receive assistance.

Family food packets and medical supplies have been provided to the communities impacted by Severe Tropical Storm Florita by the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Ilocos regional office and the Department of Health’s Center for Health Development in the Ilocos Region (DOH-CHD-1).

In order to supplement the province of Ilocos Norte’s current supply of medications and emergency supplies including first aid, hygiene, and “kalinga” kits, as well as cans of water, DOH-CHD-1 public relations officer Glen Ramos announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Last week, some PHP150,000 worth of medicines and supplies were sent for the provincial office to give to typhoon-affected households.

Along with the prepositioned medications and supplies in the provincial DOH offices, we also offered medical aid in the provinces of Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, and La Union. If necessary, the public hospitals are also prepared to provide additional medical care. Through our health emergency response unit, we always work closely with the local government entities and district hospitals to provide medical care, according to Paula Paz Sydiongco, the regional director of DOH-CHD-1.

As of August 30, the DSWD had provided families in Batac City and Pinili, Ilocos Norte; Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; and Dagupan City, Pangasinan, with 2,913 family food packs and 373 non-food items.

Residents of Dagupan City who were impacted by the flooding received the majority of the family food packs.

There are 22,064 stockpile family food packets in the DSWD’s satellite warehouses spread among the four provinces, according to a statement.

As of August 30, 11,664 non-food items were also prepared. These comprise 503 family tents, 1,436 modular tents, 2,354 hygiene kits, 1,914 cooking kits, 3,046 sleeping kits, 707 laminated bags, and 1,777 family kits.

A swift reaction fund of PHP14.3 million has also been added by the DSWD.

On August 24, “Florita” destroyed Northern Luzon, especially Ilocos Region.

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