In anticipation of the COVID-19 mass vaccination, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) is now ready to provide security to the implementing teams from the Department of Health (DOH) and the local government units (LGUs).
PRO-6 director Police Brigadier General Rolando F. Miranda, in a meeting yesterday, ensured that the police force in Western Visayas is ready once vaccines are made available to the public.
“Our units will focus on the orderly distribution of vaccines region-wide,” Miranda said.
Apart from maintenance of peace and order during the actual mass vaccination, PRO-6 will be monitoring the movement of the vaccines and other needed equipment in close coordination with the provincial, city and municipal health offices.
“We will be providing convoy and route security from the regional offices or storage facilities to the different storage areas in the cities and municipalities,” Miranda added.
All personnel of PRO-6 with medical background will also be on standby and ready to be mobilized in COVID-19 activities in case the need arises.
Meanwhile, all PRO-6 units have submitted their security and contingency plans but the number of personnel to be deployed will be determined once the DOH and LGUs have made their final coordination with the PNP./WDJ