Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Second Delivery of Emergency Medical Supplies

March 12, 2014

Tita Dumagsa, Tony Dumagsa and Jonathan White

On Wednesday, February 26th, Real Medicine Foundation received and distributed one 40 foot container load of medical supplies, generously donated by International Relief & Development (IRD), as part of our ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.  The container had an assortment of general medical supplies (dressings, surgical kits, IV supplies, protective wear, gowns, catheters, etc.) that are very useful for clinics and hospitals, especially in the wake of an emergency.

The container arrived in Bogo from the Cebu Port the night of the 25th and was ready for unloading bright and early on the 26th of February.  RMF was again able to use the Bogo Sports Complex as a staging area to hold and divide up medical supplies among the three hospital stakeholders all in typhoon-affected areas of the Visayas: Cebu Provincial Hospital-Bogo City, Bantayan District Hospital and Daanbantayan District Hospital. These hospitals had all been overwhelmed with the significant increase in patients and dwindling supplies since Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda struck.

Real Medicine Foundation and IRD were represented by Real Medicine Philippines Project Directors Tony and Tita Dumagsa, and Board Member and VP of CITAA, Engr. Charlie Ng, and Engr. Marno Arcenas, a CITAA Board Member whose car and services were used to drive the above to Bogo.