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Army joins war vs. dengue, augments nurses to hospitals

Philippine Information Agency
17 Aug 2019, 04:38 GMT+10

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 16 (PIA) -- Four nurses from the Army camp here have been deployed at Bailan District Hospital to help cater to the dengue patients.

This, after Capiz governor Esteban Evan B. Contreras has requested augmentation nurses from 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army commander Major General Dinoh Dolina.

The augmentation of medical staff to the government hospital here is part of the Army's efforts to help residents in fighting dengue, a mosquito-borne disease.

The significant rise of dengue patients in Capiz who seek medical attention in the different hospitals here prompted Contreras to ask for augmentation of medical staff from other agencies like the Philippine Army.

Dolina has committed their human and material resources from all their Panay-based units to help the community in fighting dengue. Part of it was the deployment of their military nurses from Camp Peralta Station Hospital to Bailan District Hospital in Pontevedra, Capiz.

He also said that the 3ID has a standby medical team ready for dispatch if some other hospitals need their assistance.

The soldiers have been actively involved in clean-up drive and bloodletting activities to ensure clean surroundings and ensure sufficient blood supply, respectively.

Dolina also vowed to join forces with other stakeholders in the war against dengue.

Earlier, the Department of Health has also deployed in Capiz 50 nurses, nine medical technologists and three medical doctors, amid the declaration of dengue outbreak here. (LTP/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)

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