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Red Cross aids 11,000 around Election Day

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 10:30 AM May 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Over 11,000 people have sought the assistance of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) since the eve of Election Day.

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As of 8 a.m. of Tuesday, PRC data showed that it catered to 11,301 patients nationwide.

Of that number, the PRC said, 11,132 asked that their blood pressure be checked.

Data also showed the PRC responding to 81 minor cases that included dizziness, abrasion, body weakness, and hyperventilation.

Apart from this, 10 major cases were monitored nationwide, while seven individuals were rushed to hospital after experiencing difficulty in breathing and fainting.

Meanwhile, 78 asked welfare assistance from Red Cross.

According to PRC, it deployed more than 2,000 volunteers nationwide to assist voters.

About 310 first aid stations were put up near voting areas, with 150 ambulances and 158 welfare desks on standby. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)

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