THE City Government of Bacolod is now validating the proposed vaccination centers in the city.
This was stressed by Councilor Renecito Novero, member of Bacolod Covid-19 vaccination (Covac) Council, Sunday, January 24, 2021, after they inspected some of the barangay health centers in Bacolod.
Novero said they earlier submitted 22 proposed vaccination centers to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and they are still subject to validation.
“We already inspected some of the health centers and we found some technicalities on it,” he said.
He added they are still finalizing their report to be submitted to Leonardia so the city will be prepared for the vaccination program against Covid-19.
Covac Council earlier submitted the lists of proposed vaccination centers that included the health centers at Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES), Education and Training Education School (ETCS), Lopez Jaena, Mabini; Barangays Alangilan, Alijis, Banago, Bata, Cabug, Estefania, Felisa, Granada, Mandalagan, Mansilingan, Pahanocoy, Punta Taytay, Singcang-Airport, Sum-ag, Taculing, Villamonte and Vista-Alegre.
Novero said Bacolod City has a total of 29 health centers, but for now, they will ready the identified proposed vaccination centers once the vaccines against Covid-19 are available.
"Maybe we can add more areas for the vaccination program because we need a big space. We also need to put up holding areas for the observance of health protocols," he said.
He added the vaccination centers will be managed by the City Health Office with two doctors and about 10 nurses and midwives for each center.
Novero said it was also proposed that medical students can also undergo training for the vaccination program to augment the medical frontliners.
Covac also proposed to provide refrigerating unit in every vaccination center as well as generators to preserve the vaccines.
The City Government earlier allotted a total of P300 million for the advance purchase of the vaccines.