PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Philippine Red Cross serves 569 Black Nazarene devoteesby Jell E. Guzman
MANILA, Jan. 10 (PIA) -– As millions flock procession of the Black Nazarene for twenty two hours on Monday, January 9, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has served more than 500 devotees.
In a release posted at the PRC website, as of 8:00 in the morning today, a total of 569 devotees were attended by some 350 Red Cross personnel and volunteers.
According to PRC, 101 were treated with minor injuries while 419 were treated due to fainting, dizziness, chest pain, seizure, dehydration. This number also includes blood pressure taking.
PRC also transported 23 devotees to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Ospital ng Maynila, and University of Santo Tomas (UST).
Earlier, Red Cross personnel were stationed in different areas of the procession route to provide necessary medical assistance.
Nineteen ambulances were also deployed in different to render first aid to injured patients.
Meanwhile, more than 3,000 also benefited the water station put up by Red Cross along Lacson, Sta. Cruz in Manila. (PRC/RJB/JEG-PIA-NCR)