SEVEN victims of the Tanay bus accident continue to be confined at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City.

According to Department of Health (DOH) Spokesman Dr Eric Tayag, of the 36 individuals sent to the hospital from the tragedy site, only seven remain confined.

“We visited them and the three continue their recovery from surgery while the other four are already for possible discharge in the next few days,” said Tayag in a press briefing at the Amang Rodriguez hospital.

He said the 27 were already discharged while another one was transferred to the Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City.

There was also one patient who died in the emergency room of the Amang Rodriguez, said Tayag.

Last week, a bus carrying students of Bestlink College crashed into an electric post in Tanay, Rizal while they were on their way to a medical and survival training.

The tragedy had left 15 people dead while leaving over 30 others injured.

For his part, Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo urged all bus mishap victims and their families to get the necessary psychological counseling to help address the trauma brought by the tragedy.

He said it would be better if the victims and their families will avail of the free psychological therapy that they can get in government-run hospitals.

“Kung kailangan bumalik, hanggang hindi pa fully erased ang trauma, they can seek the services of the hospital,” said Bayugo in an interview.

He said psychological counseling would be helpful in ensuring that they will be able to go back to their normal life.

"Psychosocial support can be extended para yung sakit, pain, emotional anguish ay mabawasan ng konti and help them resume normal life," said Bayugo. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)