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Mati and Lupon hospitals to benefit from 600 Sinovac doses

March 08, 2021 - Monday 8:03 PM by CIO MATI

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The Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center, St. Camillus Hospital and the Isolation of the Divine Healer (Milagrosa ACS) in the City of Mati; and Lupon Municipal Isolation Facility will be the first ones that would benefit from the initial 600 doses of Sinovac vaccines that arrived at the DOPMC Monday, March 8.

The rest of the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities in the province will follow suit. 

The 600 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived at the DOPMC noontime Monday and was received by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Reden Bersaldo and Governor Nelson Dayanghirang. 

The vaccines were escorted from Davao City by the DOH 11, PNP, Army, PHO, and BFP to ensure the safety of the vaccines.

Before the vaccines arrived, the PHO, together with the BFP, conducted a safety inspection of the cold storage rooms and the vaccination area. 

The rollout of the vaccines is set on March 10 at the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology. 

A total of 90 people from St. Camillus Hospital, 300 people from DOPMC, and 37 from the ACS are set to be vaccinated. The remaining number of vaccines will be distributed to the next priorities.

The flow of vaccinees are based on the clustering of the priority list, in which the COVID-19 referral hospitals came in first, hospitals catering to COVID-19 cases came in second. These are followed by quarantine or isolation facilities, remaining hospitals, government-owned community-based primary care facilities, remaining healthcare facilities thru LGU, and closed healthcare institutions.

Dr. Bersalde said that the cold storage rooms and vaccination teams per LGU are now ready for the vaccination day. A simulation exercise will be conducted before the scheduled rollout to have an organized flow of the process of the vaccination.

The City of Mati LGU under Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat has meanwhile allocated a total of P20 million for purchase of syringes and other materials needed for the massive vaccination. Of which, 17 million will be allocated for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.

The City of Mati Incident Management Team had earlier identified 24,000 Matinians under the “vulnerable sectors” consist of health frontliners, senior citizens, indigents, and uniformed personnel. 

Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat however said they target to inoculate a total of 100,000 Matinians by the end of this year.