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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to assist Davao Penal Colony in Panabo, Davao del Norte which started last November 10, 2021. 

The Diarrhea Outbreak in Davao Penal Colony, is the fourth outbreak in Davao this 2021. PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon immediately deploys the water tankers to provide clean and potable water to ensure the safety of the residents. 

“Laging nakahanda ang ating mga water tankers at water bladder upang makapag bigay ng malinis at ligtas na tubig sa mga naapektuhan ng Diarrhea Outbreak. Apat na beses na nangyari ang Outbreak sa Davao kaya naman layunin ng Philippine Red Cross na iinform ang mga tao sa proper water sanitation, and hygiene,” Sen. Dick Gordon said. 

To date, PRC has distributed 73,000 liters of water, installed 1 water bladder, and distributed 1,500 leaflets on health information dissemination to the residents.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assures its readiness to supply water to critical establishments that could be affected by the impending water shortage in Metro Manila as the water level in Angat Dam nears critical level.

Chairman Richard Gordon gave orders to prepare PRC’s fleet of water tankers and water treatment equipment following National Water Resources Board (NWRB)’s announcement that Angat Dam’s water level continues to decline—down to 162.39 meters as of Monday.

“Just like last March, we are prepared to deploy our water tankers to supply water to most critical establishments, especially hospitals. We have 20 water tankers in Metro Manila that are capable of filling up high-pressure water systems,” Gordon said.

If the water level in Angat Dam dips further, PRC will prioritize hospitals to ensure that healthcare services will not be interrupted and to avoid health complications, such as sepsis, diarrhoea, and other hygiene-related diseases.

During the first wave of water crisis last March to April, PRC was able to supply 1,435,475 liters of clean and safe water to hospitals such as National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Medical Center, Rizal Medical Center, National Center for Mental Health, and Quirino Memorial Medical Center.

PRC also served affected communities, Brgy. Old Balara and Brgy. Culiat in Quezon City; Brgy. Nangka and Brgy. Tumana in Marikina; and Brgy. Addition Hills in Mandaluyong.

PRC is equally active in the provinces especially affected by dry spells, including Catanduanes, Iram (Olongapo), Cebu, Zamboanga, and Albay.

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