Andres Magalong (Gil) is currently positioned at Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban City to pick up the remaining food and relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). However, only 100 packs can be accommodated by the small boat going to Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Tomorrow at 0325H, Dr. Leah C. Faderon-Fajutagana, Dr. Jaykee Rodriguez and Lucia Ventic will fly to Tacloban via Cebu Pacific Air to meet and coordinate with Gil. Then they will take a 5 ½-hour boat ride to Manicani for their 4-day medical mission. They are scheduled to fly back to Manila on the 25th
MAG will send its van full of goods, water, medicines and fuel (diesel and gasoline) via RORO to Guiuan to boost the supplies of the medical responders. We have coordinated with the Philippine National Police (PNP) for security and assistance.
We learned that Tacloban to Guiuan is now accessible by land transportation (5-hour ride). We are still in contact with the Health Futures Foundation, Inc. for the possible free airlift. We are also trying to seek the support of the Philippine Air Force for free personnel and goods lift via its C-130 aircraft.
To those who continue to donate cash, goods, water, medicines and clothes from local and international organizations and individuals, maraming maraming salamat po!
We are in need of 4 preferably Cebu-based and/or Waray-speaking doctors and 4 nurses who can work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) France for one month with compensation in Palo, Tolosa and Tanauan, Leyte. For interested applicants, kindly send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and address it to Dr. Jade Sybil Peña. Thank you.
Our team since November 15 has been living and taking shelter at the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban. Through a small boat (P13,000 rent), our team (Amy Abcede, Mercidita De Joya, Andres Magalong and Bert Cacayan (from TDH Germany) was able to visit 3 island/islets of Guiuan, Eastern Samar namely Tubabao, Manicani and Victory. They were also able to coordinate with Dr. Egargo of DOH Borongan who is a resident of Guiuan.
Manicani – So far, 2 of 4 barangays have been visited (Humarawon and Buenavista); 1 casualty, all houses were notably destroyed. We have also facilitated 600 relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, 100 were delivered due to transport limitation. 500 are still contained at Divine Word Hospital. The team is set to visit San Jose and Banaag later. WE NEED 2 DOCTORS FOR MEDICAL RESPONSE for 4 DAYS plus 2-day travel.
Victory – We have visited 155 households (HH) with 200 adults and 200 children. WE NEED 1 DOCTOR and MAG Staff FOR MEDICAL RESPONSE 4 DAYS plus 2-day travel.
Tubabao – We have visited 5 barangays: (1) Trinidad – 250 HH; (2) San Perdo – 139 HH; (3) Camparang – 122 HH; (4) San Juan – 111 HH and (5) San Antonio – 70 HH. WE NEED 3 DOCTORS FOR MEDICAL RESPONSE 4 DAYS plus 2-day travel.
Early this morning, our team traversed the severely-damaged roads to Guiuan then hopefully have access to a boat to Manicani Island to continue our Rapid Health Needs Assessment. #YolandaPH #MedicalDisasterResponse