Typhoon Ambo destroys some tents at Kidney Institute

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Posted at May 19 2020 09:57 AM

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Typhoon Ambo destroyed some tents that COVID-19 patients used at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, a doctor there said Tuesday.

The tents from the social welfare department are used to isolate COVID-19 patients and also as makeshift nurses' station. Bigger military-grade tents are used for the outpatient dialysis of patients suspected of having the respiratory disease, said the hospital's ancillary operations head Dr. Mike Jaro.

"Hindi ito natinag ng bagyo: itong malalaking tent. Ang naapektuhan na mga tent ay iyong mga galing sa DSWD na emergency shelter lang," he said.

(The big tents withstood the storm which affected the tents from the DSWD that are used as emergency shelter.)

DZMM, May 19, 2020