Department of Health-Abra (DOH-Abra) is ready 24/7 to help Abreños in times of disasters, outbreaks, and emergencies through the Quick Response Team (QRT). The team provides easy access to health services and basic life support.
Felix Damian of DOH-Abra said that the ten-member Quick Response Team is composed of development management officers, human resources for health, an administrative officer, and drivers.
DOH deployed 199 HRH personnel including nurses, midwives, medical technologists, nutritionists/dieticians, pharmacists, dentists, and physical therapists to the 27 municipalities to augment the Rural Health Units in the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) in Abra.
During calamities, medicines from the QRT such as Cotrimoxazole, Amoxicillin, Mefenamic Acid, Paracetamol, Oresol, Lagundi, Vitamin A, and Skin Ointment (CAMPOLAS) are free.