More nurses from Region 8 volunteer for deployment to NCR

Eleven (11) nurses from Eastern Visayas have volunteered to assist with the growing number of Covid-19 patients in Metro Manila.

The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas deployed the health workers on Wednesday, April 21. The team will be on service at the Philippine Heart Center until June 21 of this year. Six of the 11 nurses are from the province of Biliran, three from the province of Leyte, and one from each of the provinces of Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar.

This is the region’s second batch of healthcare personnel to be deployed to NCR. Last April 7, twenty medical frontliners shipped out to Metro Manila and neighboring Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite, and Batangas provinces with the deployment last for three months.

“We are ready to help the NCR because, after Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, people from different parts of the country came to help us. We are giving back by sending our volunteers. As Filipinos, we need to help each other, especially during this time of crisis,” DOH Regional Director Exuperia Sabalberino said during the send-off ceremony at the Tacloban Airport.

The official expressed gratitude to the nurses for contributing to the call and promised to assist them.

The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) provided the nurses with 110 full sets of personal protection devices, and the Department of Tourism (DOT) gave them travel kits.

Photo credit: OCD. The 11 nurses from Eastern Visayas during the send-off ceremony at Tacloban Airport.