One of the harsher storms that entered the Philippines in 2017, Vinta, brought about many problems, including lack of medical supplies such as the nebulizer and common medicines for the many sickness that this calamity caused. The end of 2017 for our tropical country is definitely not easy. And the start of this year, as well, with the exit of Agaton, another strong typhoon, that caused as much damage as its predecessor.
The Wrath of Vinta
More than 70,000 families from the almost 600 barangays that Vinta passed through suffered serious destruction and injuries. And the loss of life that reached 200, from Mother Nature’s wrath, is devastating.
Now that the storm has passed, the people are rebuilding their homes and their lives. But the government’s assistance is a little too slow in accommodating their needs. Some are suffering from sickness that the natural disaster brought about. Terumo syringe disposable are almost used up since patients needing shots are quite numerous.
These scenarios are what you will see when you visit the storm-stricken lands.
- Many have been hospitalized and serious diseases have used up oxygen tank and regulators.
- A single hospital bed is being occupied by two or more patients. Some are even on folding beds and cots that they brought themselves.
- Wounds sustained from different injuries need stitches and medicines but suture and dissecting set are deficient.
- Those who are not admitted at the hospital need frequent monitoring with a digital BP Omron and ear thermometer.
- The elderly need any kind of support such as a knee support in order to carry their weight around.
- Common medicines are in dire need because of the innumerable sickness being suffered by children and adults alike.
Although the government has deployed emergency assistance teams to the distressed provinces, the victims claim the support they’re getting is not enough. Assorted medicines have been augmented by the Department of Health to rural health centers. And leptospirosis prophylaxes have been released to these clinics to prevent the dreaded disease.
Now, the government is asking the public to extend help to the victims in any way. Donating simple medical supplies will be greatly appreciated.
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First Aid Kit
A good quality First Aid kit is something that should be found in every home and workplace. The exact contents of each may vary according to the requirements if the user, with larger workplaces needed a larger stock of each item compared to a home, for example. Even the most basic of kits should include items to treat burns, cuts, grazes, scratches, bleeding, cleaning aids as well as some basic equipment such as scissors, tweezers and safety pins. As well as the basic equipment, a suitably marked box should be available in which to store the items. For larger establishments, a cabinet may also be utilised to store supplies. Philippine Medical Supplies have a range of First Aid kits, boxes, cabinets and supplies available on its website.
For many people, knee problems are an ongoing complaint. For others, particularly those participating in certain sports, the knee may be exposed to some level of stress that requires protection. Regardless of the reasons for using them,a knee support is able to provide protection for the knee. These supports can be the open or closed patella type, dependent on users’ preferences. They also come in a range of sizes and compression levels to suit individual circumstances.
A tourniquet is a type of bandage that is applied in emergency situations to stem the flow of blood from an injury. Due to the nature of their function, the risk of damage to the part of the body being treated is increased the longer the tourniquet remains in place, with experts suggesting 6 hours or more of usage is likely to result in serious damage to the body. Many experts suggest up to 2 hours is likely to result in no damage to the body.
For those who suffer from reduced blood circulation in the legs, the compression stocking is a possible and effective solution. These stockings work by compressing the limb which results in narrower veins – with increased blood flow in the area around the narrowed veins. Phil Medical Supplies have a variety of types available on their website.
An abdominal binder is worn in a variety of situations, including postoperative stages of abdominal surgery such as liposuction and abdominoplasty. They are also used during pregnancy for certain conditions, as well as after childbirth. In addition, they can be used to improve conditions for those who suffer from weakening of the abdominal muscles due to ageing.
Cervical collars are used by emergency services to provide support to an injured person’s neck after injury. They are also used by those involved in activities where neck injuries are common, including lifeguards and ski-patrol personnel. Typically, they are worn during transportation to medical facilities, but are also commonly used to treat patients with chronic neck conditions.
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