The Bacolod City government received 100 oximeters and 100 blood pressure monitor apparatus from Vallacar Transit, Inc. (VTI), operator of Ceres buses.
VTI representative Atty. Julius Entila, who is also the vice president for administration, led the ceremonial turnover of the medical equipment held yesterday at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central, where one of the 24 vaccination centers of the city is being located.
The equipment will be used in the ongoing COVID-19 mass vaccination program of the city, according to Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Joining the mayor during the ceremonial turnover were Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of the Action Team on Non-OFW Returning Residents; City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of the Bacolod Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and coordinator of CoVaC; Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Edward Joseph Cuansing; EOC deputy for medical Dr. Chris Sorongon; and Ceres South Terminal manager Nixon Banbane.
The ongoing vaccination in 24 venues aims to accommodate the remaining frontline healthcare workers (A1), senior citizens (A2) and persons with comorbidities (A3).
The schedule of vaccination is based on a first-come, first-served sequence in the order that the registration came into the city’s database.
Only those who have completed their vaccination registration and have received a call or text from EOC informing them of their appointments, will be accommodated./WDJ