Starting Thursday (January 9), 16 public hospitals in Metro Manila will be on code white alert in preparation for the Traslacion.
There will also be 14 health response teams to be deployed in strategic areas during the Traslacion to provide emergency medical services.
In a statement, the Department of Health (DOH) said “medical specialists are placed on stand-by for the immediate treatment of incoming patients, while emergency service personnel, nursing, and administrative personnel are placed on on-call status for immediate mobilization.”
The DOH also advised the public to wear comfortable clothes, protective foorwear, and hats to prevent heat exhaustion. The health department also advised to bring umbrella or ponchos in case of rain.
The public is also advised not to wear jewelries or bring expensive gadgets.—AAC (with reports from Aiko Miguel)
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