Ilocos Norte deploys healthcare workers to earthquake-hit Abra | Inquirer News

Ilocos Norte deploys healthcare workers to earthquake-hit Abra

10:35 AM July 29, 2022

Personnel of the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital in Ilocos Norte load equipment onto an ambulance as a medical team was deployed Thursday, July 28, to earthquake-hit Abra province. (Photo courtesy of MMMH&MC)

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—A medical team from the government-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in this province has been deployed to Abra to bring aid to the 7-magnitude earthquake survivors that struck Wednesday many parts of Luzon.

The hospital said it would deploy more medical teams to Abra in the next few days.


The first batch, composed of 10 hospital personnel, including doctors, nurses, a medical technologist, pharmacists, a cook, and EMT-trained personnel, traveled to Abra Thursday morning bringing with them medicines, health supplements, medical supplies, and a portable X-ray machine.

Two ambulances accompanied them, the hospital said.


Immediately after the earthquake, the hospital suspended its outpatient department operations.

Aside from the medical team from the MMMH&MC, Ilocos Norte also deployed personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection to Abra for a quick response operation. INQ


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