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1.6K detainees in Central Luzon now fully vaxxed

Sep 11, 2021 @ 14:39
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A total of 1,664 detained persons in Central Luzon are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

That represents 18.6 percent of the 8,856 total population of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) in Central Luzon, officials said in a statement.

BJMP Assistant Regional Director for Operations Andrew Tauli said the vaccination of PDLs is of their utmost priority amid the rising cases of COVID-19, exacerbated by the presence of other variants of concern.

“In fact, the vaccines that we inoculate to our PDLs are coming from local government units. This is for their safety and well-being,” he said in the statement.

The BJMP is conducting welfare and development activities in the form of a Therapeutic Community Modality Program to manage the behavioral, intellectual, spiritual, and social aspects of the PDLs to ensure that their morale is still high despite the pandemic.

“The program is being spearheaded by our health unit and our nurses who regularly check and talk to them to make sure that they are in high spirits,” Tauli said.

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