Masbate to get new vaccine supply for gov’t workers
LEGAZPI CITY –– Masbate is expected to receive over 25,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate employees of various local governments in the province, the spokesperson of the Filminera Resources Corp (FRC) said Friday.
Marionne Ruiz, FRC spokesperson, the vaccines’ donor, said the donation would consist of 12,000 doses for the provincial government, 4,800 for various local governments, 4,200 for national government workers based in the province, and 4,200 for workers in the two mining companies operated by FRC and its sister company, the Philippine Gold Processing and Refining Corp. (PhilGold), in the province.
Ruiz said FRC’s latest corporate social responsibility program is the company’s response to assist the provincial government in coping with the social and economic impact caused by the pandemic and climate-related disasters.
He said FRC and PhilGold allocated P38 million for anti-COVID-19 health defenses for Masbate residents, including workers of the two mining firms operating in the town of Aroroy.
She said P11.2 million of the fund was provided by FRC, P21.9 million by PhilGold, and P5 million by PhilGold’s CSR program.
Aside from the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, an ambulance, including its equipment, will be bought using the fund.
The mining firm earlier donated to the Masbate Provincial Hospital two sets of CMAC video laryngoscope, which is used during intubation, to enable the health facility to enhance the hospital’s success rate in treating patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. INQ
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