Relief goods constantly being flown to quake-hit areas — NDRRMC

MANILA--- As the government starts to mobilize assets and resources needed by quake survivors of Surigao City, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced it is constantly flying relief goods to the affected areas via Air Force Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" cargo planes.

This was disclosed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad on the agency's update on its relief operations at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Supplies, which will augment existing Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) stocks in the CARAGA Region, include the following:

-10 units of generator sets;

-150 pieces of solar lamps;

-30,000 pieces of high-energy biscuits;

-5,000 pieces of mosquito nets;

-500 dignity kits;

-5,000 blankets;

-3,250 pieces of brown rice bars;

-130 rolls of laminated sacks;

And 5,000 pieces of plastic pieces.

Jalad said these items were airlifted to Butuan City's Bancasi Airport last Feb. 12 and 13 by C-130s of the Air Force's 220th Airlift Wing.

On Tuesday, C-130s also transported DSWD and Department of Health personnel to Butuan City for deployment in quake-affected areas.

Aside from these individuals, several CAMPOLAS kits (cotrimoxazole, amoxicillin, mefenemic acid, paracetamol, oral rehydration solutions, lagundi, vitamin A, skin ointment), family kits, hygiene kits, family tents, mobile kitchen, and additional laminated sacks, high-energy biscuits, and plastic mats were airlifted on the same day. (PNA) BNB/PFN/Maelvin Tordecilla (OJT)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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