ONLY 37 of the 110 wounded soldiers brought to Cagayan de Oro after being wounded in the fighting in Marawi City are still undergoing treatment at the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Patag village, this city.
A spokesman of the Army's 4th Infantry Division (4ID) on Tuesday, June 6, said the wounded soldiers are continuing to receive medical and psycho-social treatment.
Captain Joe Patrick Martinez, 4ID spokesperson, said most of the wounded-in-action (WIA) soldiers have been discharged and were brought to Manila.
Martinez said there were soldiers earlier rushed to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) but have been discharged after receiving immediate treatment.
"Ang uban gidala na sa Manila kay stable na ilang condition though ok na pud ang condition sa nabilin diri. ‘Yung kritikal dito is ‘yung may tinamaan sa ulo at under observation na naman sa ICU," Martinez said.
The army captain said debriefing and counseling sessions for the WIAs are ongoing since they arrived at Camp Evangelista hospital.
The 4ID spokesman explained that psycho-social intervention is part of the army's protocol every time the army troopers went through war and armed conflicts.
He said soldiers inflicted with minor or serious physical, emotional and psychological wounds must be treated this way to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Nagdaan kasi sila sa traumatic situations at kailangan ma-process `yon kasi akala natin ok ang ating mga sundalo pero kung titingnan natin may mga activities sila na beyond normal," Martinez said.
Martinez said WIAs are coming from various operation command units of the armed forces from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and they were attended by psychologists from private and government-run hospitals at the 4ID hospital.
"May mga psychologists tayo pero dili sila lahat ma-accommodate sa dami," Martinez said.