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Health Undersecretary Cascolan will oversee Visayas vaccine logistics

/ 10:47 PM November 15, 2022
Health Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan STORY: Health Undersecretary Cascolan will oversee Visayas vaccine logistics – DOH

Health Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan (File photo from the Facebook account of the Philippine National Police)

MANILA, Philippines — Health Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, has been assigned to manage the logistics of COVID-19 vaccines in the entire Visayas.

Cascolan assumed office on Monday, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the officer in charge of the Department of Health (DOH), said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

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“I specifically instructed him to look into, first, the vaccination coverage in the areas; second, logistics management to inventory all of our commodities, specifically COVID-19 vaccines,” Vergeire said.

Vergeire also instructed Cascolan to develop a mechanism to hasten the inventory and management of vaccines and other health commodities in his area of responsibility, which covers three regions — Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas.

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“Based on his credentials, he had experience in procurement [and] logistics management during his time in his previous work,” Vergeire pointed out.

Cascolan’s appointment as a DOH undersecretary came as a surprise and was met with cheers and jeers from the public.

He urged critics of his appointment to give him a chance to prove himself.

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