Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday said the city had allocated P300 million to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for Pasigeños.
In a Laging Handa briefing, Sotto divulged that Pasig was preparing for a “city-wide” vaccination.
“Naglaan din tayo ng pondo dito sa Pasig, at the very least, 300 million. Ito po iyong nakalaan na, pero madali naman po, kaya nating dagdagan ito kung may available na supplies at may mabibili pa po ang lokal na pamahalaan,” he said.
Sotto affirmed that medical frontliners would be the first in line for the vaccines.
“Uunahin po natin ay iyong medical frontliners. Ito po iyong pinakaimportante sa lahat. Alam naman po natin hindi tayo makakabili ng dalawang milyong dose kaagad para sa lahat ano. Pero medical frontliners, unahin po natin para makapagtrabaho po sila nang maayos,” he said.
“Pangalawa po, iyong senior citizens, tapos we will go from there,” he continued.
Other local government units in Metro Manila, including those of Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela and Makati have also allotted millions for Covid-19 vaccine procurement.
As of Jan. 4, the country has recorded 478,761 Covid-19 cases. John Ezekiel J. Hirro