St. Luke’s Responds to Ormoc’s Yolanda Survivors

A medical team from St. Luke’s Medical Center travelled to Ormoc City, Leyte last November 22-24, 2013 to bring much needed medical aid to the survivors of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Although spared from the deadly storm surges experienced in Tacloban, Ormoc was nevertheless caught in the eye of the storm as strong winds blew off rooftops of most houses and buildings. Electricity and water supplies were also cut off in its aftermath, with about 32 dead among its casualties.

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“Relief came late, about one week later. Depression was also building among the people because they had no shelter. Even the evacuation center had no roof, “recounts medical team leader and St. Luke’s surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Domino, himself a native of Ormoc. “They were always wet. It took some time before construction supplies became available to give them some sort of shelter,“he added Read more about St. Luke’s Responds to Ormoc’s Yolanda Survivors