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PH Red Cross logs 643 injuries during Black Nazarene procession
PH Red Cross logs 643 injuries during Black Nazarene procession
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PH Red Cross logs 643 injuries during Black Nazarene procession
by Ada Pelonia09 January 2024
Photo courtesy of Philippine Red Cross

Updated as of 6 p.m.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Tuesday, Jan. 9, recorded 643 patients who sustained major and minor injuries during the Black Nazarene procession.

In a report by RH Edniel Parrosa, out of 643 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.

PRC Chairman Richard “Dick” Gordon earlier said they have deployed over 1,000 volunteers during the procession, expecting that around two to 10 million Filipino devotees would attend.

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