The Philippine Red Cross deployed an ambulance team, a search and rescue team, and a welfare team to assist the people affected by a collapsed wall in Barangay Kaybagal Central, Tagaytay City, Cavite on July 11. The incident, involving eight victims, happened on a residential construction site.
In coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection Tagaytay City and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the Philippine Red Cross sent volunteers and staff and an ambulance team to the incident area. The emergency medical services team treated a patient with multiple body abrasions and laceration, while the welfare team provided psychosocial support to another patient.
“Ang Philippine Red Cross ay laging handa at laging nandyan kapag may mga ganitong medical emergency. Meron tayong emergency medical services personnel o ambulance team at meron din tayong search and rescue team. Nandyan din ang ating welfare team na may kasanayan sa pagbigay ng psychosocial support na lubhang kailangan ng taong nakaranas ng krisis,” Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon said.