Cabanlas urges 4th ID, PNP med teams to volunteer in vaccination rollout


AS the city will be receiving more vaccines from the national government, Councilor Edgar Cabanlas is urging the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division of the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police, Regional Office Camp Alagar to assist the city in its vaccination rollout program by sending a contingent of medical personnel/volunteers in coordination with the City Health Office.

During the regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, Councilor Cabanlas said the national government will allocate millions of vaccines for Visayas and Mindanao these coming weeks.

“I move to request the 4ID, PNP medical team to send us portions of volunteers or doctors and nurses to augment the vaccination rollout program of the city, as the city is expecting a greater volume of vaccines,” he said.

For his part, Councilor Reuben R. Daba suggested that the Philippine Nursing Association (PNA) and Philippine Medical Association (PMA) also be tapped to help administer the vaccination.

Supporting this, Councilor Zaldy Ocon proposed the inclusion of volunteers from private and public hospitals to augment the vaccination medical team.

Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, chair of the committee on health and health insurance, informed the legislative body that members of the Misamis Oriental Medical Society (MOMS) are private and public doctors.

She said the PNA and MOMS medical personnel have already volunteered to help in the vaccination program which is scheduled every day in the city’s three vaccination sites.

Vice Mayor Uy and members of the City Council adopted two separate resolutions for the purpose.