PH Red Cross deploys 'Bakuna' buses, centers for nat'l vaccination day

Published November 30, 2021, 10:04 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deployed its 17 Bakuna buses and 25 Bakuna centers to support various local government units (LGUs) during the course of the three-day national vaccination program, the organization said on Monday, Nov. 29.

PRC said in a statement that it continues its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through the leadership of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon. PRC said that it was able to spearhead various initiatives such as conducting COVID-19 vaccinations, providing isolation facilities, emergency field hospitals, medical tents, and hot meals.

Due to the rising concern of the new Omicron variant in other countries, Sen. Dick Gordon reiterated the importance of vaccination and regular testing to protect everyone against COVID-19.

“We are at war against COVID-19. As part of the Philippine Red Cross, it is our duty and responsibility to be a part of the solution, in beating the invisible enemy. We are doing everything that we can from testing, isolation, emergency hospital, food pack,and cash distribution, and vaccination to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable greatly affected by the pandemic,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.

To date, PRC has conducted 4,985,840 RT-PCR tests through the 14 PRC molecular laboratories, vaccinated 606,481 individuals through the 25 Bakuna Centers and 17 Bakuna Buses, served 4,411 patients in six isolation facilities, served 56, 806 individuals through its 111 medical tents deployed in 62 hospitals, and distributed 110,215 hot meals through PRC’s 28 food trucks.