MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Army on Sunday (June 28) deployed a medical team to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hot spot Cebu City.
The team, composed of two doctors, two nurses, and two medical aides, will help local healthcare workers in addressing the COVID-19 cases in the city.
Prior to their flight on Sunday morning, the team underwent precautionary swab testing and were given flu vaccination to ensure that they are fit to do the job.
The team is among the 32 military medical teams organized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in line with the national government’s COVID-19 response.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu, who oversees the COVID-19 efforts in Cebu City, and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force- COVID-19 Chief Implementer; joined AFP Vice Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Gaudencio Collado Jr. during the send-off ceremony at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
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