Authorities hold simulation for worst-case scenario on SEA Games

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:14 PM November 14, 2019
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Police simulates worst case scenarios for 2019 SEA Games. The incident portrays a bus stopped after its driver got a heart attack. INQUIRER.net photo / Consuelo Marquez

MANILA, Philippines — Medical teams are all set for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games following the holding of a simulation to prepare for worst-case scenarios, police said Thursday.

During a dry-run, Lt. Col. Ruby Diangson, a responder for SEA games, said medical teams are deployed in case of accidents for convoys that would escort athletes, technical officials and spectators going to the Philippine Arena and other venues.


Earlier, authorities simulated an incident where a bus driver had a heart attack and responders have to transfer

“Meron tayong mga staging areas na dineploy [We have staging areas that would be deployed] ng emergency preparedness and response group,” Diangson told reporters at Landers in Balintawak, Quezon City.


Diangson said their strategy is for medical teams to respond at least five minutes after the supposed incident.

Traffic plan to be assessed

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said initially the dry-run for SEA Games’ traffic plan needed more study.

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago told reporters that some private vehicles are tailing the convoys for the games.

She also noted that the agency will discuss traffic management and strategies to be used for the upcoming SEA Games.

Twenty buses and five cars were used during the simulation exercise for the SEA Games. The convoy of vehicles passed through the yellow lane along Edsa going to the Philippine Arena.

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The MMDA implements the traffic plan for 2019 SEA Games along Edsa in Guadalupe, Makati City. A bus will be used to transport athletes and spectators for the upcoming games. INQUIRER.net photo / Consuelo Marquez

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