MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno directed the Manila Barangay Bureau headed by Romeo Bagay to ensure that all punong barangays or village chiefs in the city mobilize their barangay council and Sangguniang Kabataan council to help in having all bedridden and immobile residents, senior citizens and those with comorbidities pre-registered online so that they may be eventually vaccinated.
Moreno gave the order after receiving a number of text messages from netizens asking how their family members who are rendered immobile by various kinds of illnesses may avail of the free vaccine.
Bagay thus issued a memorandum order to all barangay chairs, saying information has reached City Hall that many senior citizens and individuals who are immobile or with comorbidities are being deprived of available vaccine that is currently being administered in the city for free.
Bagay noted that one of the major factors for this is the lack of technical knowledge and or gadgets needed to register online.
“In view of this, all chairmen are being adivsed to mobilize their respective barangay council and Sangguniang Kabataan council to facilitate in the registration of our unfortunate constituents who are willing to avail of the much-needed free vaccine but lack the technical knowledge and or gadgets needed to register,” Bagay stated in his memo addressed to all barangays.
As early as April, Moreno directed Bagay to disseminate a memo ordering all barangay heads to search for bedridden or immobile residents when the city government began administering ‘home service’ vaccines, with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna no less, on top of the program.
The city aims to embrace all sectors, especially those whose mobility are restricted so they, too, may get added protection against COVID-19,” Moreno said, as he directed Bagay to relay the need for the heads of barangay to come up with a list of residents who are unable to go to the vaccination sites because they are rendered immobile by their illness.
Moreno said those interested may ask their able-bodied guardians or housemates to go to their barangay and enlist their household members who need to avail of the ‘home service’ vaccination.
The list must contain the names of the guardians or caregivers, complete address, contact number and email address, if any and then forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.