Mayor Isko urges hospitals to prepare for Omicron

Published November 29, 2021, 12:11 PM

by Jaleen Ramos

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday, Nov. 29 urged all hospitals in the country to be ready for the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.

Mayor Isko Moreno (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“We urge our people to have themselves vaccinated immediately in preparation for the new Omicron variant. We have to prepare since Omicron could be worse than Delta. We should have sufficient hospital beds and medicines,” Domagoso said in a statement.

“Kailangang lalong pabilisin ang vaccination, including opening booster shots for everyone na naka- six months na after their second dose (Vaccination needs to be expedited, including opening booster shots for everyone six months after their second dose),” he added.

Domagoso also lauded the national government for holding the three-day national vaccination drive that started Monday, Nov. 29, and will run until Dec. 1.

“We, in the City of Manila, fully support the three-day national vaccination drive launched by the Duterte administration as this will be a big boost to the current vaccination efforts by local government units,” the Manila mayor said.

“We also laud the gains we have achieved in bringing down cases of COVID-19 for the past months and we must work together to fight this new variant,” he said.

Domagoso said the City of Manila is open to all coronavirus patients outside Metro Manila.

“Hangga’t kaya ng supply namin, we can give anti-COVID medicines such as Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and Molnupiravir to patients needing those life-saving drugs sa mga lalawigan ng Central Luzon at Southern Tagalog. We did it before, we will do it again pag lumala ulit ang COVID situation natin (As long as we have the supply, we can give anti-COVID medicines such as Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and Molnupiravir to patients needing those life-saving drugs in the provinces of Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog. We did it before, we will do it again if our COVID situation worsens).”

 
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