Emi Calixto Rubiano

Pasay vax program nearing completion

September 2, 2021 Edd Reyes 299 views

THE Pasay City government has been working hard to prevent the spread of COVIE-19 and bring down the number of cases in the city.

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano also reported that 80 percent of the 70 percent of their targeted population were already inoculated.

“Maganda po ang turn-out ng ating vaccination program dahil tuloy-tuloy po ito kahit nag-ECQ at 80 porsiyento na ng ating target na mabakunahan ay ating nabakunahan na,” Mayor Emi said in an interview over the radio.

“May tatlong barangay na lang po ang medyo mababa (ang turn-out) pero makukumbinsi din natin sila na magpabakuna na para sa kanilang proteksyon,” the mayor continued.

In the same interview, Calixto-Rubiano also said that they have noticed that the number of cases has slightly went down the past few days compared to previous weeks.

The lower number of cases also resulted in fewer barangays where houses are being placed under the so-called localized or granular lockdowns.

“Mula pa sa 125 barangay ay bumaba na po sa 120 barangay na may mga kabahayang naka-localized lockdown,” she said.

She also pointed out that localized lockdowns do not mean that the entire concerned barangays have been closed, but only specific and targeted households or streets where there are noticeable high number of cases.

She added that all households that have been placed under granular lockdowns are being provided with all their necessary needs especially food consisting not only canned goods but fresh produce as well like vegetables, meat and fruits.

Mayor Emi also noticed that there was a slight drop in the number of patients at Pasay City General Hospital although the facility is still in almost full capacity.

“Two days ago po ay talagang punuan ang ating ICU beds pero ngayon po ay may ilang bakante na subalit talagang mapupuno ulit ito dahil marami pa po ang nakaabang na ma-admit,” she said.

She also clarified that while the hospital is already full, they were not turning away their patients and many of them are receiving triage and treatment in tents just outside the hospital.

As of September 1, the city has 935 active cases which is slightly lower than the 945 recorded the previous day.