CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan on Friday met with the management of private hospitals in the city to help the local government in its mass vaccination program.
Malapitan said the meeting aimed to encourage doctors, nurses and other health workers working in private hospitals to voluntarily join the mass vaccination program of the local government to speed up the inoculation of the Caloocan residents.
Among those who committed to help the local government in its mass vaccination program were Nodado General Hospital – three MDs (including Dr. Olivia Favor) and three RNs, MCU-Nursing Service Office – four RNs, Dr. Sentero of Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Camarin Doctors Hospital and PCCI, Caloocan City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce medical team.
“Ngayon pa lamang ay nagpapasalamat na po ako sampu ng mga taga-Caloocan para sa mga nagpaabot ng kanilang commitment para sa ating programa. Maraming, maraming salamat sa hindi matatawarang serbisyo at sakripisyo bilang mga makabagong bayani ng bayan,” the mayor said.
“Nasa 1.2 milyon ng ating populasyon ang kinakailangan po natin mabakunahan sa Caloocan. Mas mabilis po natin itong matatapos kung kasama namin kayo, tulong-tulong tayo, nang sa gayon ay tuluyan nang matuldukan ang pandemyang ito,” the mayor added.
Malapitan said the Caloocan City government is always open to other doctors and health workers who are interested to join and offer their services for the mass vaccination program.