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.

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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.

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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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