Long Queue at the Hospital

The Dapa District Hospital in Siargao Island has been swamped with children the past few days because of diarrhea brought about by the shortage of supply of drinking water after super typhoon “Odette” hit the area on 16 December 2021. Siargao residents rely heavily on refilling stations for their potable water, but many have stopped operations because of the lack of electricity. | Read story

A long queue of mothers and children at the Dapa District Hospital waiting for their turn to be attended by medical personnel. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO / 24 December 2021
A child with diarrhea is being treated at the Dapa District Hospital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO / 24 December 2021
A child with diarrhea is being treated at the Dapa District Hospital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO / 24 December 2021
A worried mother brings her baby to Dapa District Hospital for treatment. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO / 24 December 2021
Residents line up to buy drinking water in General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (23 December 2021). MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO
Dr. TJ Manalang, municipal health officer of General Luna in Siargao Island, said they have run out of water purification tablets. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO