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30K doses of COVID-19 vaccines for BuCor prisons
Some 30,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allocated by the national government to prison facilities under the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) across the country.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has revealed this development, adding the vaccines would be delivered to BuCor prisons in 2 to 3 days.
“At least 30,000 vaccine doses have been allocated for PDLs (persons deprived of liberty) under BUCOR’s jurisdiction. These vaccines will be farmed out to the various prison facilities of the BUCOR for administration,” Guevarra said in a message to reporters.
The BuCor prison facilities are New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City, Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro, Davao Prison and Penal Farm in Davao del Norte, Leyte Regional Prison in Southern Leyte, San Ramon Prison and Penal Farm in Zamboanga City, and Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm in Palawan.
BuCor is an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Under the law, the DOJ has administrative supervision over BuCor.