The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provided assistance to a total of 10, 861 patients during the Undas 2019 operations from October 27 to November 4. This number includes individuals who sustained second degree burns and an animal bite.
Most of the patients (10, 275) had their blood pressure monitored, five (5) individuals were also given wheelchair assistance, while 35 patients who suffered from difficulty of breathing, chest pain, nose bleeding, second degree burns, animal bite, fainting and punctured wound were transported to health facilities for further medical attention.
There were also 16 major cases recorded such as vomiting of blood and chest pain, while 284 patients sustained wounds, others experienced dizziness and vomiting.
“I commend our indefatigable staff and volunteers who provided assistance to our kababayans during the commemoration of Undas. PRC is staying true to its mantra: “Always First, Always Ready, Always There” in serving our countrymen”, said Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon.
PRC’s welfare desks also catered to 246 individuals, assisted through psychosocial support and assistance locating lost family members.
PRC alerted 156 ambulances (on stand-by and roving) and 2, 047 volunteers and staff all over the country.
First aid stations (249) and welfare desks (196) were also set up in different strategic places (cemeteries- 216, highways- 27, bus terminals, ports, and airport- 43).
PRC Undas 2019 Summary of Assistance:
Total number of patients catered: 10, 861
Breakdown as follows:
Blood pressure monitoring: 10, 275
Major cases: 16 (deformity, 2nd degree burns, chest pain, vomiting of blood)
Minor cases: 284 (dizziness, lacerations, abrasions, vomiting, difficulty of breathing)
Welfare assistance: 246
Wheelchair assistance: 5
Staff and volunteers- 2, 047 (staff-322, volunteers- 1725)
Ambulance- 156 (alerted) units
First Aid stations- 249
Welfare desks- 196