DOH ready FOR Independence Day

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ILOILO CITY: The Department of Health is ready for any health emergency during the June 12 Independence Day celebration in Sta Barbara town and at the traditional vin d’ honneur rites at the Iloilo provincial capitol, said Dr. May Ann Sta Lucia of the DOH regional office as simulation exercises were conducted to prepare the staff and medical volunteers in any extreme situation. The celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day will be held in Iloilo and will be led by President Benigno Aquino 3rd. A command post will be established at the Sta Barbara rural health unit and nearby hospitals are identified for red tag and yellow tag victims in case of bloody actions to address a mass casualty incidence. Similarly, DOH and the Philippine Red Cross will put up mobile blood stations and all DOH staff including hospitals are enjoined to be present.

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