Naaksidenteng motorcycle rider sa Lawton, Maynila, tinulungan ng UNTV News & Rescue Team

UNTV News   •   March 16, 2015   •   6198

Ang pagtulong ng UNTV News and Rescue Team sa isang naaksidente sa Lawton, Maynila. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Tinulungan ng UNTV News and Rescue Team ang isang motorcycle rider matapos maaksidente sa Lawton, Maynila, pasado ala-3 ng madaling araw ngayong Lunes.

Sugatan at nakahandusay pa sa kalsada ang biktimang kinilalang si Ronald Sioteco, 49 anyos, residente ng Paco, Maynila.

Nagtamo ang biktima ng sugat sa paa, kamay, at idinaraing nito ang kanang balikat.

Kaagad na isinakay si Sioteco sa rescue mobile at nilapatan ng pang-unang lunas bago isinugod sa Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Ayon sa mga nakasaksi sa aksidente, mabilis ang takbo ni Sioteco kaya natumbok nito ang center island.

“Mabilis talaga,” saad ni Randy Cabañas na nakakita sa pangyayari.

Salaysay naman ni Michelle Espinosa, “Akala niya kasi walang line na ganito, kaya’t yun tumalon yung motor niya.”

Ayon sa mga residente, marami nang naaksidente sa lugar dahil sa kawalan ng street lights at traffic sign.

Aminado naman ang biktima na naka-inom at galing sa pinapasukang bar.

Dinala ang motorsiklo ni Sioteco sa Manila Police Station. (Reynante Ponte / UNTV News)

Fishermen rescued in sea waters off Zamboanga City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2020

Five fishermen were rescued on Monday (September 14) by navy troops in the sea waters off San Mateo Point, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City.

The navy troops, onboard BA492, noticed four fishermen standing on a boat that capsized due to bad weather.

After rescuing the four, the troops were informed that the boat master was still inside the capsized boat.

The boat master was recovered and rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center. He was declared dead on arrival due to Asphyxiation secondary to accidental drowning.

“We provided the necessary assistance to the victims of the sea mishap and communicated with their respective families,” said Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan, Commander, Naval Forces Western Mindanao.

The Philippine Navy extends their sympathy to the family of the boat master identified as 55-year-old Enricky Brocka. The Navy also assured they will provide assistance to victims of the accident. -AAC

PH garment exporters group donates PPEs to PGH amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A group of local garment exporters has turned over 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) coveralls to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) for its health workers dealing with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The locally-manufactured PPEs were donated to the PGH on Wednesday by the Confederation of Wearables Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP).

This is the first batch of 300,000 PPE suits to be donated to the Department of Health for the use of its COVID-19 frontline workers.

CONWEP expressed confidence it will be able to help supply the much-needed medical-grade PPEs for the health workers in the country.

“At a single shift, 6 days a week, we should put that up to 7 days and double shift, we’re looking at one group producing already a 20,000 to 25,000 a day. And if you have about 4 of them, we can easily match, if we have four in the group producing equally the same, kaya namin y’ong 100,000 a day,” Maritess Jocson Agoncillo, CONWEP executive director, said.

The Department of Health (DOH) expressed gratitude for the donated PPEs.

Authorities earlier said more than 100,000 PPEs are needed daily for the use of medical frontliners. Based on its 90-day requirement, the country will need around 11 million protective gears to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

So far, the government has been able to get around one million PPEs, as it continues with the procurement process with the help of the private sector.

With the limited supply of PPEs in the country, PGH director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi called on other hospitals and healthcare workers to employ a system in using and conserving of the protective gear amid the fight against COVID-19.

“I think, the participation of the end-users, the hospital, the health care workers is also very important in ensuring that we optimize this very precious commodity,” he said.

The DOH, meanwhile, reminded healthcare workers of the protocols on the use and disposal of PPEs to prevent contamination.

“Paglabas, tatanggalin nila y’ong PPEs nila pero y’ong scrub suits underneath, hindi nila tinatanggal. So, lalabas sila. So, pagkaganoon ang nangyari, talagang sabi nila you will expect a contamination to happen,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

7 COVID-19 survivors donate blood to help other patients – PGH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Seven individuals who recovered from novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have successfully donated their blood plasma to help other patients fight the disease, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) said on Monday.

Dr. Jonas Del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, said the seven individuals are among the 21 COVID-19 survivors being eyed for the procedure after they were found to be eligible blood donors.

At least 65 COVID-19 recoveries have expressed interest in undergoing screening to donate their blood, he added.

The PGH has been using convalescent plasma therapy – a process of transferring blood of recovered patients to those who are still fighting coronavirus – to help treat patients.

A vaccine for COVID-19 has yet to be developed.

Del Rosario said that so far, two COVID-19 severe cases have received donated blood plasma.

He said the transfusion process was conducted smoothly and that no adverse reactions were reported among the recipients.

He, however, did not say if the treatment has helped the patients recover from the illness as they need to wait for 24 to 72 hours to see any clinical improvement.

Blood plasma from a donor can only be given to one patient.

The PGH reiterated its call for other COVID-19 survivors to give their plasma to help treat severe cases.

As of April 13, the Philippines has 4,932 confirmed infections, with 315 deaths and 242 recoveries. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Aiko Miguel)

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