Manila identifies COVID-19 vaccination sites, targets 18K inoculation per day
Robie de Guzman • January 29, 2021 • 656
MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila is looking to inoculate 18,000 residents per day against COVID-19 once it rolls out its vaccination program.
The local government said it has identified 18 vaccination sites which will attend to 1,000 vaccinees a day. These sites include schools in various parts of the city.
It has also identified 40 other areas to augment the number of vaccination sites, if needed.
“The least thing that we can do as local government unit is to efficiently use every possible doses. So, I don’t want to hangga’t maaari sana loobin ng Dios na walang matapon na vaccine. So, yon yung mga aming iniingatan,” Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said.
Mayor Isko also said they have prepared facilities for the storage of the vaccines procured by the local government through a tripartite agreement with the national government and AstraZeneca.
The first batch of vaccine supply is expected to be delivered in February.
The city government called on its residents wishing to participate in the vaccination program to register online through the website manilacovid19vaccine.com.
City residents may sign up for a slot ahead of the roll-out of the local vaccination process. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)
MANILA, Philippines—Manila City is set to begin the construction of a P110 million hospital within the Baseco Compound at Manila’s Port Area.
The facility will be named President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso who led the ground breaking ceremony on Monday (October 18).
“We always try to be ahead of the situation or possible uncertainty because we are always certain in the City of Manila,” he said.
Once completed, the President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital will be a three-storey building with a 24/7 fully operational emergency room, digital x-ray equipment, and centralized oxygen supply line.
It will also have a community-inclusive outpatient department, radiology department, laboratory and central diagnostics department, dietary department, 24/7 maternity department, and surgery and internal medicine department.
Male and female wards, isolation wards, and a pediatric ward will also be available in the new 50-bed facility. AAC
MANILA, Philippines—Public and private cemeteries in Manila City will be temporarily closed from October 29 to November 3.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 33 ordering the temporary closure of public and private memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries. These include the Manila North Cemetery, Manila South Cemetery, and Manila Muslim Cemetery among others in relation to this year’s Undas.
The executive order states that only interment and cremation services for non-COVID 19 cases shall be allowed subject to the strict observance of minimum public health standards and social distancing.
Failure to comply with the said order shall lead to the revocation of mayor and business permits. AAC
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