MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno said the city government will utilize all the time waiting for the COVID-19 vaccines to finally arrive, for continuous simulation exercises of the city’s vaccination program.
This, as he announced that the simulation by personnel from the six city-run hospitals kicked off with Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JJASGH) conducting one at the Pedro Guevara Elementary School.
Moreno thanked JJASGH Director Dr. Merle Sacdalan and the hospital personnel who participated, for taking the initiative and showing their willingness and dedication to be readily of service to Manilans.
According to the mayor, the said simulation is part of the city government’s preparations for the arrival of the COVID vaccines, to ensure a smooth flow of the entire inoculation processes.
“Ayaw ko na masayang ang bakuna kaya practice tayo nang practice… ayoko din na maghapon maghihintay ang mga tao. Me panahon pa, kesa nakatengga tayo. Baka me madisgrasya pag dun (vaccination proper) tayo mismo nag-praktis,” Moreno said.
He added that the simulation exercises will be a continuing thing to develop muscle memory among those who will have direct participation in the entire vaccination program.
This, he said, is also expected to prepare the city personnel involved on how to handle hitches, should there be any and pinpoint any point where they may be unnecessary delay and resolve it.
The JJASGH Infection Control Committee was led by Sacdalan herself, when it convened in connection with the COVID-19 Vaccination Simulation Exercise for the institution.
Sacdalan said that aside from the exercises being held, the various types of vaccines available in the market were also discussed during the meeting.
“Logistics for the exercise were also detailed in the discussions. The goal of the exercise is to promote the preventive and promotive aspects of health — which includes vaccination to protect employees, frontliners and community members against the COVID-19 disease,” she said.Publication Source : People's Tonight