Red Cross: Almost 100 devotees treated early into ‘Traslacion’
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted a total of 96 patients as of 9 a.m., just a few hours after the Black Nazarene procession started early Monday.
The PRC said 48 people needed their blood pressure levels checked after passing out during the procession.
Thirty-nine people sustained minor injuries while four people were brought to nearby hospitals.
PRC deployed more than 400 personnel throughout the path of the Black Nazarene procession: the Aquino monument, the Round table (near Manila City Hall), the Liwasang Bonifacio, the Plaza Mexico (Post Office), Lacson (Sta Cruz area), San Sebastian and near Quiapo Church, and have set up seven first aid stations to cater devotees who will experience injuries, as well as health and mental issues. IDL
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