Rosita impact on health infra slight -- Duque

November 03, 2018
Francisco Duque III
Francisco Duque III

THE Department of Health has reported that the impact of typhoon Rosita on health infrastructure in disaster-hit areas is so far “very light.”

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said that based on preliminary assessment, the damage to health infrastructure caused by the typhoon cost between P1.5 million to P2 million.

“Sa aspeto ng kalusugan, very light ang pinsala na naging dulot ng Rosita sa ilang barangay health station at rural health unit at sa mga bahagi ng ospital. Hindi naman ganoon kabigat sa health system, sa health infra pero hindi pa tapos ang assessment,” he said.

Duque said the DoH together with Office of Civil Defense, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and local government units are assessing the aftermath of the typhoon.

He added that a total of P12 million worth of medicines and supplies have been distributed to areas affected by Rosita.