An Interim Report by OMMC Department of Surgery’s Incident Command during August 7, 2012 Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis
By Ariel Celzo, MD
August 7, 2012 2:15 pm
Since yesterday, the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) has been experiencing the heavy pour of rain. Medical staffs, especially residents has been stranded and decided to spend the night inside the hospital.
As of the moment, the out-patient department (OPD) is temporarily not available for patients. All the residents, interns and clerks who are on pre-duty and post-duty are allowed to go home early. The vicinity of the hospital is not yet affected by the flood. Cars are still able to park at the area in front of the emergency room and beside the hemodialysis room. The roads along OMMC, Qurino Avenue and Roxas Boulevard in particular, are still passable. However, there are reports that the flood has reached knee-high along Taft corner Quirino Avenue.
Electricity at OMMC is not yet a problem. Power supply has been running since yesterday without interruptions. Same is true with food supply as the Dietary of OMMC has been serving food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the medical staffs. There are also available food chains along the vicinity of the OMMC who can deliver food to staffs or patients within the hospital as per order.
For the OMMC Department of Surgery, there are enough residents present today who can man the different available posts. They are the following:
1. Alma Lucero M.D
2. Ariel Celzo MD
3. Onofree O’Conor MD
4. Glen Gervacio MD
5. Voltaire Dela Cruz MD
6. Jessie Oracion MD
7. Romeo Abad MD
8. Angel Montesa MD
9. Princess Co MD
10. Marco Sanico MD
The following residents are still unable to come to the hospital due to the effects of flood along their area.
1. John Lloyd Fonte MD
2. Rembo Aguda MD
3. Jen De Castro MD
4. Glenn Villanueva MD
5. Lucas Bersamin MD
6. Sheena Shane Siapno MD
Aside from surgery residents at the hospital, there are duty interns who are also present today who can help in manning each duty post. They are the following:
1. Darbene Sanchez
2. Sarah Jane Saravillo
3. Marc Givel Soliman
4. Nica Villanueva
5. Jeric Yumol
6. Ann Bernadette Zuniga
7. Clint Trinchera
8. Jefferson Ilagan
Along with this report, Sir, are the sample pictures you have requested. Thank you sir and good day. Dr Celzo.
Entrance to the Emergency Room and Parking Lot, not flooded yet.
Surgery Emergency Room – not flooded.
Entrance to Hospital Lobby
Responses during Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis:
Creation of Incident Command with Operations Officer, Communication Officer, and Runners (Dr. Ariel Celzo, Dr. Alma Jawali, Princess Co, and an appointed intern or clerk).
The following concerns should be addressed:
1. Patient care
5. Housing and Housekeeping
Reports (with pictures like above) should be done to higher authority and shared with both internal and external stakeholders.
Above shows activities in the Rain-Flood-Wind Emergency-Disaster-Crisis Response by OMMC Department of Surgery.
Hope this will be educational to the hospital administrators.