ILOILO CITY – Units under Police Regional Office (PRO-6) are preparing to provide security once the vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is made available in Western Visayas region.
“Our units will focus on the orderly distribution of vaccines region-wide,” said PRO-6 Director Police Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda.
The region’s top cop led a meeting with key officials to assess plans on how to assist the movement of the vaccines and other needed equipment in close coordination with the provincial, city and municipal health offices.
“We will be providing convoy and route security from the regional offices or storage facilities to the different storage areas in the cities and municipalities,” Miranda said.
All police personnel in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces as well as the highly urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod with medical background will also be on standby and ready to be mobilized in COVID-19 activities in case the need arises.
It was unclear if police stations or police camps will still be utilized during mass vaccination as previously announced by President Duterte.