Pasay mayor in talks with private firms to fast-track city’s inoculation program

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano (pia.gov.ph)

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said Pasay City is working out a partnership with several big private companies based in the city to fast-track the Covid-19 vaccine rollout of the national government.

The move, she said, aims to raise the trust level of majority of the population on the importance of being inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines.

“We have already talked to the private companies so that the local government can help them implement their own vaccination programs for their employees,” she said in a television interview.

Under the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, private companies that wish to inoculate their employees must comply with all the guidelines and submit them to the local health office for verification and actual inspection.

Some of the items that have to be checked by the city health office are location and actual space of the planned vaccination site, as well as equipment needed during the inoculation.

Rubiano said that they will also extend the technical assistance that they need.

Among the big companies based in the city that have reportedly applied for their vaccination program are Resorts World Manila, LBC and many others. But Rubiano has yet to confirm this report.

However, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have already manifested their intention of implementing their respective vaccination programs for their employees.

In the same interview, the mayor also said that she would welcome any investigation that would be held relative to the reported vaccination of some Chinese nationals in the city.

She also reiterated that all the Chinese patients underwent careful evaluation when they presented their documents prior to the vaccination.

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