Street sweepers, traffic aides top priority in free vaccines

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo

Traffic aides, street sweepers, police auxiliaries, and other field personnel will be the priority of the Iloilo City government’s free pneumonia and flu vaccines program.

Mayor Jerry Treñas announced on Monday that the city government plans to purchase vaccines to protect city government employees who are primarily exposed in the streets and markets.

Para sa aton kon ano mahatag nga proteksyon sa naga-ubra sa dalan, naga-ubra sa markets, naga-paninlo sa plaza, hatagan ta na,” he said.

The mayor said the vaccines will be made available to all regular and job hire employees of the city government including the police.

Ginpakuhaan ko na sa kada assessment kon sin-o ang gakinahanglan para sakto lang ang aton ma-procure na vaccines,” he said.

According to Treñas, the city government will use the trust fund to purchase the vaccines.

“We have some funds nga ara sa trust fund. Usaron naton na para makaprocure ta. I have already talked with Dr. Annabelle Tang of the City Health Office (CHO) and it will be made available as soon as possible,” he said.

Treñas emphasized that the health concerns of the employees should always be given utmost importance.

“We will try to do as much as we can para sa aton empleyado. Ang aton empleyado unahon gid naton kay ang siyudad indi gid kahulag kon indi kita mag atipan sang aton empleyado nga ari di sa siyudad,” he noted.