MANILA -- Two teams of doctors from Manila have arrived in the quake-ravaged provinces of Cebu and Bohol, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday.
DOH Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag said the doctors were from the East Avenue Medical Center and Quirino Memorial Medical Center.
The two teams are composed of a general surgeon, orthopedic surgeon and anesthesiologist. Additional nurses were also sent to the two provinces.
Tayag assured the public that hospitals in Cebu and Bohol have enough medicine.
The DOH on Tuesday placed all hospitals in quake-hit areas under red alert.
Under red alert, all medical and non-medical personnel are required to report for work.
Tayag said the hospitals are expecting an influx of patients as aftershocks are still expected to persist this week.
The provinces of Bohol and Cebu have been placed under a state of calamity due to the devastating effects of the magnitude 7.2 quake that rocked parts of Visayas and Mindanao Tuesday morning.
The death toll is currently pegged at 107. -- With report from Noel Alamar, dzMM