Capitol continues relief operations-A A +A
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Weeks after the onslaught of the southwest monsoon, which inundated some 315 Pampanga barangays, Capitol continues its relief operations to augment efforts of affected municipalities.
Governor Lilia Pineda said on Tuesday relief operations were ongoing in the towns of Apalit, Sto. Tomas, Macabebe and Minalin.
She added that operations being done by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Elizabeth Baybayan and the Angie Blanco-led Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council will also move to Candaba and Masantol this week.
Some 141,574 families or 632,000 individuals in various districts have been affected. Of this, 3,156 families (12,017 individuals) in 130 evacuation centers have been served while 11,236 families (44,864 individuals) outside of evacuation centers have also been extended assistance as of Tuesday.
Pineda also instructed the Provincial Health Office and local health officials to look for and report sick or ill residents in the affected areas prior to the conduct of complementary medical missions.
Provincial Health Officer Mar Jaochico told Sun.Star Pampanga that common ailments during flooding season include leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea due to contaminated water sources like deep wells, and coughs and colds.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 28, 2013.