By Johnna Villaviray Giolagon, VERA Files
TACLOBAN CITY-Liannie Marie Nunez marches along the dark ground floor corridor or the Eastern Visayas Medical Center with a single-minded determination.
As head nurse of the only operating hospital in Tacloban, her own personal losses take a backseat to the responsibilities of her profession.
"We're survivors," she said with a weak smile.
The hospital's first level is a mess. They had to transfer patients to the second floor to escape the storm surge that consumed the city's downtown on Nov 8.
The out-patient building shielded the main wing from the worst of the storm surge. Water rose slowly so structural damage is minimal.
Even just outside though, Yolanda's mark is still very evident.
The morgue is at full capacity and had to reject more cadavers being delivered.
"It's an epidemic waiting to happen," said Dr Alberto de Leon, EVRMC director.Read More »from Tacloban trembles as it struggles to rise from Yolanda’s ruins