DOH logs 453 Traslacion-related injuries, 9 hospitalized
DOH logs 453 Traslacion-related injuries, 9 hospitalized
DOH logs 453 Traslacion-related injuries, 9 hospitalized
by Christhel Cuazon09 January 2024
Photo courtesy: RH Dennis Villanueva

A total of 453 individuals were injured amid the grand procession of the Image of the Black Nazarene or Traslacioon on Tuesday, January 9, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

In a press conference at the Quiapo Church Command Center, DOH Health Emergency Management Bureau chief Dr. Bernadett Velasco said that of the 453, nine were hospitalized.

Velasco added that one of the injured devotees was a suspected heart attack case.

"Kanina meron lang tayong isang naitala na suspect of having, complaining of chest pain. So sinuspetsa po na baka nagkakaroon siya ng heart attack," she said.


Authorities were following up on the case, the health official added.

In its latest update, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) logged 644 patients who sustained major and minor injuries and were given first-aid treatments during the Black Nazarene procession.

In a report by RH Edniel Parrosa, out of 644 individuals catered to by the PRC, 257 individuals had their vital signs checked, 214 were minor cases whereas six were major ones.

32 individuals were transferred from a first aid station to the hospital with 22 being carried to the PRC’s Emergency Field Hospital at the Kartilya ng Katipunan and 10 being transferred to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Among the minor complaints from patients were abrasion, puncture, dizziness, elevated blood pressure, difficulty in breathing burn, infected wound, chest pain, and avulsion. The major cases sustained head trauma (swelling), incision, fainting, laceration, vomiting, and severe chest pain.

PRC reported deploying 17 ambulance units, 10 first aid stations, eight welfare desks, one Emergency Field Hospital, one fire truck, and one food truck, from various locations around the area along with 316 active volunteers on the ground for the Traslacion 2024.

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