Back from their successful deployment in Nepal, volunteer doctors and nurses of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) were praised by their counterparts from the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) and Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder for their services rendered during their one month deployment in Nepal.
The medical team from the Philippines worked together with the delegations from CRC, Japanese Red Cross and Hong Kong Red Cross in the emergency field hospital that was set up to support the relief response of the Red Cross Movement.
If the dreaded 7.2 magnitude earthquake that experts say is due to hit Metro Manila happens anytime soon, the search and rescue team from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is prepared to respond and provide life-saving services, after their deployment experience in Nepal.
“The PRC commiserates with and pray for the families whose loved ones died because of the Nepal earthquake. We are in solidarity and are ready to join the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement's (RCRC) response to assist the families left behind of those whose lives perished,” said PRC chairman Richard Gordon. “We will continue to send relief assistance, as well as a team of staff and volunteers to help in the rescue and medical operations for those devastated by the quake,” he added.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) medical team composed of two volunteer doctors from Makati Medical Center (MMC) and three volunteer nurses from PRC chapters left for Nepal today. The team will join the contingent from the Canadian Red Cross who will set up an emergency field hospital (EFH) to provide emergency medical care to the vulnerable population affected by the earthquake.