The Philippine Navy’s Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) delivered on Sunday, November 28, 34 cartons of syringes and needles to Sulu. The items are for the three-day National Vaccination Days, which will take place from November 29 to December 1.
“We are assisting the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in their preparations for the vaccination campaign that will begin on Monday,” said Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command.
Around 1:48 PM on Sunday, the navy vessel arrived at Jolo harbor. Representatives from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), led by Juli Ian Sangkula, Chief of Technical Division, received the boxes of syringes.
“While we continue to assist our partners and stakeholders, we always ensure that our workforce is protected while facilitating the safe movement of the COVID-19 vaccines and medical paraphernalia. Troops are also deployed to keep all the people involved in this campaign safe and secured. Above all, the safety of the people is our foremost concern,” Maj. Gen. Rosario, Jr. added.
“We are one with the government in this vaccination campaign because this brings so much hope that soon enough we will be able to defeat our invisible enemy,” the WestMinCom Commander concluded.
The MPAC flew from Sulu to Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, with 57 cartons of syringes and needles.