By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar placed the Medical Reserve Force (MRF) on standby to assist in the vaccination process during the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine at the National Capital Region.
PGen Eleazar assured that the MRF is ready to help as additional manpower in the vaccination process after the Metro Manila Council’s pronouncement that it is targeting to inoculate 250,000 individuals each day during the two-week ECQ.
“The PNP’s Medical Reserve Force will be on standby in case they will be tapped in the vaccination process during the two-week ECQ. Malaki-laki ang 250,000 na katao kada araw kaya’t tutulong ang PNP para masigurong magiging maayos, mabilis at ligtas ang bakunahan sa buong Metro Manila,” PGen Eleazar said.
“I am also directing the NCRPO to prepare the deployment of additional cops and a contingency plan for this vaccination. Ihahanda din natin ang assets ng PNP kung sakaling kailanganin ito para sa paghahatid ng bakuna sa ibang lugar,” the PNP chief added.
PGen Eleazar further tasked concerned police commanders to coordinate with local government officials, especially barangay executives, to discuss the vaccination process during the ECQ.
Metro Manila will be under the strictest form of quarantine from August 6 to 20 to prevent the spread of the more infectious Delta variant. Only essential travel and services are allowed during the said ECQ. (ai/mtvn)