Magdedeploy ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ng mahigit 50,000 personnel mula sa Philippine National Police (PNP) at Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) upang magbigay ng suporta at seguridad sa vaccine rollout ng bansa.
Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang presensya ng mga unipormadong personnel ay makatutulong upang siguruhin ang maayos na rollout ng mga bakuna kasabay ng inaasahang pagdating ng 16 milyong bakuna sa susunod na dalawang buwan.
“Mass vaccination will be a big challenge to the government but with the help of our uniformed personnel, we aim to get as many of our countrymen and women vaccinated as efficiently and as soon as possible. This is the only way for us to put an end to this pandemic,” saad niya sa isang news release noong Mayo 30.
Ayon kay Año, ang mga unipormadong personnel ay hindi lamang naatasang panatilihin ang minimum public health standards (MPHS) sa mga vaccination sites ngunit magsisilbi din bilang tagabakuna o kung anuman ang kakailanganin ng mga LGU at ng Department of Health (DOH).
Sa mahigit 50,000 na unipormadong personnel na nakatakdang i-deploy, nasa 35,415 na pulis ang naatasang magbigay ng seguridad sa distribusyon ng mga bakuna sa buong bansa habang 13,849 ang naatasang magbigay ng seguridad sa mga vaccination areas.
Bukod dito, ayon kay Año, nagpadala naman ang BFP ng 2,390 fire personnel at 356 emergency medical service units (EMS) sa 1,150 warehouse o cold storage at vaccination sites sa buong bansa. Nagposisyon din ito ng 733 fire trucks at 59 na ambulansya.
“Our DILG uniformed personnel will not only secure the vaccines but those with medical backgrounds will also be assigned to do medical tasks in our vaccination sites all over the country,” dagdag ni Año.
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