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ICRC gives med supplies


By Jel Santos

Medical supplies were recently donated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Camp Siongco Station Hospital (CSSH) in Maguindanao.

According to ICRC, medical supplies such as tetanus vaccines were sent last week to help treat wounded soldiers in the recent clashes in Maguindanao province, central Mindanao.

CSSH is attached to the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

From June to July, it has assisted at least 30 wounded soldiers since the armed clashes between the military and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) occurred.

Liutenant Col. Himaya Matas, CSSH hospital chief, expressed gratitude towards the donated medical supplies, saying “[such] are sufficient to treat 10,000 people in the next three months.”

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