DOH goes Code White alert for Undas

The Department of Health has placed its retained hospitals under Code White alert in anticipation of the influx of people to cemeteries and their hometowns for the All Saints' and All Souls' days.

In its bulletin on Wednesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council announced that "all hospital staff and personnel will be on duty in government hospitals during the UNDAS period to provide medical assistance."

From October 31 until November 3 (Saturday), "all DOH-retained hospitals are on standby for any eventualities or untoward incidents," the NDRRMC update said.