HEALTH CLUSTER Balay Mindanaw DREAM
Updates as of June 11, 2017
I. EMERGENCY REPONSE
During the cluster meetings in the Regional Command and Coordination Center (RCCC) for the Marawi crisis situation, it was expressed that the evacuation centers in Iligan city as well as those in Lanao del Sur areas are in dire need of clean water. Unsafe drinking water has been one of the recurring issues under the WASH cluster (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) as of late. The distribution of bottled water was not also encouraged as it is not environmentally friendly and would add to the increasing volume of garbage.
Because of this, Balay Mindanaw extended its assistance to the National Incident Management Team (NIMT), headed by Col. Verner Monsanto, by lending one unit of Skyhydrant. An orientation on the use and maintenance of the unit was immediately conducted last June 8 and was attended by members of the NIMT.
In the meeting together with Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) ARMM and Region 10 directors, Myrna J. Angot and Lisa Mazo, together with NIMT head. Col. Monsanto, they confirmed the need for this and were relieved and happy to have it in their custody. Department of Health (DOH) has committed to procure 1,000 geri cans for the families.
The potable water produced from this unit will cater to about 5 evacuation centers in Iligan city and three municipalities of Lanao del Sur: Balo-i, (3,506 families) Pantao-Ragat (1,268 families), and Pantar (854 families).
The hydrant was already able to serve 126 families (with 519 individuals) seeking shelter at the Madrasah Markazi Evacuation Center in Balo-i, Lanao del Sur. DOH Asst. Regional Director Dr. Adriano Subaan and RCCC Health Cluster Head joined the team during the distribution and even first initiated drinking the water from the hydrant, whose source came from the nearby spring water
12th Cluster meeting at the Regional Command and Coordination Center (RCCC)
June 8, 2017
During this meeting, only two activated clusters (Health and Food and Non-Food items) reported their updates to the body.
The Health cluster reported magnitude of event and conditions, issues, and concerns in the evacuation centers in Iligan city. As shared, the top leading causes of illnesses recorded so far were as follows: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (1), Dermatitis (2), Acute bronchitis (3), and Acute watery diarrhea (4). There’s also the provision and/or allocation of vaccination to the IDPs, such as the Tetanus Doxide (TD) and Measles (MR). They’ve also provided micro-nutrient powders to kids.
Under the WASH cluster, they have been doing the following:
- Provision of geri cans and hygiene kits
- Conducted nutritional assessment
- Conducted breastfeeding counselling and setting – up of breastfeeding areas
- Provision of family planning contraceptives
- Provision of mosquito nets
- Conducted stress debriefings
- MOA signed with government hospitals for those IDPs who don’t have Philhealth, that they can avail of health packages
- DPWH has committed to clean the drainage near evacuation centers
DOH CARAGA who assessed the evacuation center in Buruun, Iligan city notes the issues and concerns in the area:
- No mineral water available
- Lack of garbage bins
- Lack of hygiene kits
- No Vitamin A provision
- No area for breastfeeding
- No prenatal kits
- No maternity packs
- No IEC materials
- Not safe for children since it’s near the highway
- Water supply had yet to be tested
- No medical team; no dedicated space for consultations
DOH Davao who assessed the evacuation center in Sta. Elena, Iligan city notes the issues and concerns in the area:
- Lack of trash bins and signage
- Evacuee reported to have TB
- Pregnant woman evacuee overdue for CS
AMAY PAKPAK Medical Center is looking into the possibility of their Emergency room to be opened for those affected by the siege. It’s targeted that by June 13, hospital employees will report to the hospital.
FOOD AND NON-FOOD CLUSTER
As of June 8, 2017, PhP 16,104,416.00 (cash and in kind) is recorded for the Marawi relief operations from the national agencies, LGU of Iligan, Provincial government of Lanao del Norte, and partner NGOs. There has been an increase of 3,000 families as of late (on – going validation). It is expected that it will increase in the coming days due to the reported increase of goods in neighboring areas.
Saving Lives Movement
Attended various meetings in preparation for the Peace Convoy on June 12.
As of June 2, 2017, we have received a total of P466,684.00 cash donations from the following:
|05/29/17||17853||MIREN SANCHEZ – GEN SAN||29,500.00|
|05/29/17||17854||ESTER ISBERTO – MSU GENSAN||10,000.00|
|05/30/17||17852||SALLY JO BELLOSILLO – CEALESTIS PRODUCTIONS||10,000.00|
|5/31/17||17855||ESTER ISBERTO – MSU GENSAN||10,000.00|
|06/01/17||TEAM ENERGY C/0 KPMFI||250,000.00|
|06/02/17||17859||PAG INUPDANAY c/o TEODY PENA||10,000.00|
|06/07/17||17860||c/0 VASMA HASSAN – MSU-GENSAN||12,684.00|
Disbursements as of June 2 is P26,882.35.
|Donor||Organization / Address||Qty.||Items|
|CSWD||Cagayan de Oro||20 sacks||Rice|
|Steph / SYnTacTICS / ICT||Cagayan de Oro||Food packs, hygiene kits, non-food items (sleepers and blankets)|
|Name||Organization / Address||Amount|
|VINCENT TAN, LORELEI ABAD||18,075.00|