DOH Caraga to distribute DBM-donated medicines to Caraga flood victims

The Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga is set to distribute the 1,278 boxes of medicines donated by the Regional Office of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)to flood-stricken areas in Caraga Region.

Mr. Richard Maniago, DOH-CHD Caraga Assistant Regional Health Emergency Management Staff (RHEMS) Coordinator, in an interview with PIA said the medicines is a joint effort of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) to extend health assistance to victims of the recent flood in the region.

Maniago also said the distribution will be conducted within the week and those evacuees who are still in the evacuation centers will be given priority, especially the evacuees from Mainit, Surigao del Norte.

Maniago further said the medicines will be distributed directly to the municipal local government units and the barangay rural health center staff will handle the distribution to be supervised by DOH-CHD Caraga specifically in getting the information as to specific medicine needed by individual evacuees. (PIA-Caraga)

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