PH Red Cross sends more medical tents to Cebu as COVID-19 cases surge

Published August 8, 2021, 2:36 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deployed additional medical tents to the Cebu Province amid the surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the province.

Photo from Philippine Red Cross

The humanitarian organization said it sent six more medical tents to its Cebu chapter as it geared up to support the local government units (LGUs) and health care systems of the province.

The new tents will be installed in different hospitals in the province such as the Vicente Sotto Medical Center, Talisay District Hospital, Cebu City Medical Center, Mandaue District Hospital, and Eversly Child Sanitarium Hospital.

Each tent measures 72 square meters with a capacity of up to 10 beds, and is fully equipped.

According to PRC Cebu Chapter Administrator Atty. Vera De Jesus, the chapter already has six medical tents.

Moreover, the PRC will also establish a fully equipped Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) in Cebu with manpower and supplies from the LGU of Cebu.

“No matter what happens, the Red Cross will continue to extend assistance to help especially the most vulnerable in this time of the pandemic,” PRC Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon said in a statement Sunday, Aug. 8.

Last June, the PRC deployed medical tents to serve as triages and isolation areas in Cebu to respond to the surge of cases in the region.