Hinikayat ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang mga lokal na pamahalaan na gumamit ng teknolohiya at iba pang mga progresibong pamamaraan upang maiwasan ang mahabang pila sa Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination centers na maaari aniyang humantong pa sa kapahamakan ng mga nais magpabakuna.
Sinabi ng Pangulo na maaaring magkasakit ang mga mamamayan kung sila ay pipila nang matagal para mabakunahan.
“Making them queue for an hour or longer exposes them to other risks. Please use technology and advanced approaches to make sure the entire process is more effective. It’s just the same. The very thing that you are trying to avoid will happen if you do not do that. That’s why there should be advanced approaches to make the entire process more effective,” pahayag ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang public address noong Lunes, Mayo 31, 2021.
Ayon pa sa Pangulo, maaaring bigyan ng mga lokal na pamahalaan ang kanilang mga residente ng vaccination cards isang araw bago ang nakatakdang pagbabakuna sa mga ito. Mapapabilis aniya ng naturang hakbang ang pagbabakuna at mas mapapagaan pa nito ang proseso para sa mga tuturukan mismo ng COVID-19 vaccines.
“All barangay captains have a list of the people in (their barangays). It behooves upon you, guys, to make sure that they are given the numbers and appointed time and not make them queue,” saad ng Presidente.
Pinaalalahanan din ng Pangulo ang local government units (LGUs) na madaliin ang pamamahagi ng mga bakuna upang maiwasan ang pagkasayang ng mga ito.
“I also make this appeal: All our LGUs (which are) implementing the national vaccination program, we need to administer the vaccines quickly. The vaccine will expire on a certain day. The longest is three, two months. If they are not effective anymore, they would just be thrown away. They should be placed in storage where the temperature is controlled. (If we fail to do that), we (would) waste the vaccines which are important in making the people healthy,” panawagan ng pinuno ng pamahalaan.
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