19 casualties in Davao blast still in hospitals

Sep. 14, 2016
Maria Louisa T. Bermudo, CSSDO department head confirms on Thursday, April 14 that Davao City is nominated in the child-friendly city award. (Maria Patricia C. Borromeo/davaotoday.com)

Maria Louisa T. Bermudo, City Social Services Department Office head (davaotoday.com file photo by Maria Patricia C. Borromeo)

DAVAO CITY — Casualties of the deadly night market blast here are still confined in different hospitals in the city, 12 days after the incident.

Records at the City Social Services and Development Office showed 10 of the 19 patients are still being treated at the Southern Philippine Medical Center, one at the Brokenshire Hospital, one at Davao Doctors Hospital, one at Ricardo Limso Hospital, two at Davao Medical School Foundation, and five at San Pedro Hospital.

The City Information Office said among the 19 wounded victims, only Julius Gallardo remains at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the SPMC. It added that victim, Junaib Usman, who recently underwent an intestinal surgery was transferred to a private room at the Ricardo Limso Hospital to avoid exposure to other diseases.

At least 15 people were killed because of the blast on September 2. On Monday night, September 12, Vicenta Asperin, a pregnant massage therapist, died in coma.

CSSDO chief Ma. Luisa Bermudo said the local government will continue extending financial assistance to the victims.

The city government vowed to provide P40,000 to each family of the fatalities and P30,000 each for the families of those wounded.

Aside from these, the city would also provide meal allowances for the watchers at the hospital at P100 per watcher per meal, with a budget for two watchers each patient for 20 days.

Bermudo said that the victims’ hospital bills and other medical expenses will be shouldered by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. (davaotoday.com)

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