CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division in coordination with the Local Government Units and Provincial Health Workers facilitates the Ceremonial of Symbolic Covid-19 Vaccination to the army troops here, Thursday, March 11,2021.

Three Station Hospital Chiefs were inoculated with the vaccine
namely Lt. Col. Jussel F. Parlan, Commanding Officer of Station Hospital; Lt.Col. Romulo R. Ajuero, Commanding Officer of Dental Detachment; and Maj. Lorelyn B Cabute, the Chief Nurse of the hospital.

Dr. Agnes E. Fernando MN, MPA, Provincial Health Team Leader of PDOHO, ZDS, the keynote speaker during the Symbolic Vaccination Ceremony expressed her appreciation to the cooperation of the army personnel and guaranteed that the health workers are well trained.

“The Department of Health really have a prioritization of whom we are going to give the vaccine. It is always be the provincial hospital, and the hospitals who are admitting a Covid-19 patients.” Dr. Fernando said.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Generoso “Gene” Ponio, Commander, 1ID, PA expressed his appreciation to the leaders of camp’s station hospital, DOH and Healthcare workers for their efforts in mitigating the Covid-19 disease.

“The troops in Luzon and Visayas were already vaccinated. We are just starting in Mindanao. We are not neglected by the government, everyone will get a vaccine but it depends on the DOH because they still need to prioritize those individuals who receive the vaccine, especially the frontliners who are greatly exposed from the virus.” Maj. Gen. Ponio said.

Maj Gen Ponio ended his message encouraging the public to be vaccinated and trust the IATF as well as the DOH so that the country will heal as one.

The activity will end on friday were 70 personnel of the station hospital here will be vaccinated.

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