PNP deploys 70-man team for 3-day nat’l vax drive

PNP deploys 70-man team for 3-day nat’l vax drive

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday deployed seven medical teams to assist in the ongoing three-day national vaccination program until Dec. 1.

PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said the teams, consisting of 70 health service and medical reserve force staff, were pulled out from their duty stations at a swabbing facility in the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City for redeployment.

“One team composed of 10 Health Service personnel will report directly to the Regional Medical and Dental Unit of Police Regional Office 3 in Camp Olivas, Pampanga while another 10-man team will report to the PRO-4A RMDU in Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City,” Carlos said.

About four teams or 40 personnel from the medical reserve force will report to the Quezon City Police District headquarters in Camp Karingal for deployment in the city’s barangays.

Carlos said nationwide, there are about 5,530 medical reserve force personnel, 347 of whom are trained vaccinators.

“They are now on standby in their duty stations in PNP Regional Health Units awaiting on-call deployment in case DOH-NVOC (National Vaccination Operations Center) will need more vaccination team personnel,” Carlos added.

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, the government aims to administer 9 million jabs during the Bayanihan Bakunahan or a daily national throughput target of 3 million doses.

To achieve the goal of completely inoculating 54 million Filipinos by year-end, the government has set another three-day inoculation drive from Dec. 15 to 17. (PNA)

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