Bulacan sets aside P130M standby fund for Covid-19 vaccines
A P130 million standby fund for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines has been prepared by the Bulacan provincial government amid the looming rollout of the inoculation program.
According to a Philippine News Agency report, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando sought the establishment of the fund to ensure that at least 2.5 million qualified beneficiaries out of 3the million residents of the province could be protected.
“Of the 2.5 million qualified to be vaccinated in Bulacan, there are 338,000 to 340,000 senior citizens while 2,186 are public health workers and front-liners,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
“Others are those in private hospitals. This equates to 70 percent of the population of the province to be vaccinated with the vaccines purchased by the national government,” Fernando said.
The governor said the provincial government also bought four freezers to be used to store the vaccines.
“We plan to add two more units. A unit of freezer that can carry 50,000 doses that costs about P700,000,” Fernando said.
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