THE Bocaue Municipal Jail is the first fully Covid-19-vaccinated facility of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in the country.
Jail Director Allan Iral commended BMJ warden Chief Insp. Manolet Datan and his personnel for their efforts to ensure the jail’s 100 percent vaccination.
“Our target is to ensure that those who will be released from our jails are also protected,” Iral said.
According to BJMP-Community Relations Service Office head Chief Insp. Xavier Solda, all 148 persons deprived of liberty, including two senior citizens and 10 who have comorbidities, have already completed inoculation processes.
All 19 jail personnel have also received their respective jabs to make it 100% for the said facility.
Solda said that the activity was in support to the national government’s call to action, which is to further intensify Covid-19 vaccination in the country, especially in areas prone to virus transmission like jail facilities.
Iral reiterated his call to local chief executives to also consider their constituencies behind bars in their vaccination efforts like what Bocaue Mayor Jose Santiago did.
The Bureau, according to Iral, is targetting to have all the PDLs and personnel nationwide vaccinated through its campaign dubbed “Magkaisa Para Sa Bakuna Laban sa Pandemya.”
Last June 15, the BJMP national headquarters led the mass vaccination of personnel from Regions 3, 4a,(CALABARZON) and 4B (MIMAROPA).
The CRSO said that currently, 10,459 BJMP personnel and 1,766 PDLS have already received their Covid-19 vaccine shots. Joel dela Torre