Pampanga volunteers provide medical help to Taal evacuees

MEDICAL volunteers from Pampanga provided medical attention to evacuees affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.

Some 3,952 evacuees were attended to by Pampanga Medical at Batangas Provincial Sports Complex at Barangay Bolbok in Batangas. The medical team was part of the contingent led by Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda that is now helping in various relief and emergency operations in areas affected by the Taal eruption.

The Pampanga Medical Team was led by Provincial Health Officer Marcelo Jaochico. They provided medical check-ups and medicines to evacuees in the area. The Pampanga contingent also distributed some 28,320 packs of rice and canned goods to affected families.

Pineda had also coordinated with Batangas Governor Hermilando “Dodo” Mandanas in the clearing operations of the 30-kilometer road in San Nicolas and Agoncillo. The vital road way had been buried in ash that was strewn during the eruption.

Pineda said that the Pampanga contingent’s presence in Batangas might take a while longer as help is still needed by local governments in the area.


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