LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Governor Joey Salceda ordered the provincial health office here and other humanitarian health service personnel to conduct an immediate assessment on the impact on health and come up with a preemptive measures against health related problems due to rains and floods spawned by Tropical Storm “Juaning.”
According to Salceda, the provincial health personnel will conduct an on site assessment of the community.
“The provincial health personnel will talk to the community to determine their needs particularly on health concerns and ensure the prevention of any possible outbreak of diseases due to water contamination,” he said.
The governor said the inputs on the community needs will be responded by provincial government.
Salceda also said it is the policy of the provincial government to give free hospitalization during calamity.
“The Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the provincial health office and Department of Health (DOH) are working very closely during emergency to provide all health services to Albayanos, particularly to all displaced individuals.”
Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) director Dr. Butch Rivera said their personnel and medicines are ready to cater to possible influx of patients after the heavy rains and floods, landslide and lahar flows in different parts of the province.
The Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) will also conduct a clearing operation of all electrical lines throughout the province on Wednesday. However, there is no definite time as to the restoration of power supply. (PNA)