DOH-Calabarzon opens vaccination center, clinical lab

Philippine News Agency
February 21, 2021

VACCINATION CENTER. Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo and Assistant Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco (from left to right) prepare to cut the ribbon to signal the formal opening of the Vaccination Center and Clinical Laboratory at the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital in Bacoor City, Cavite on Saturday (Feb. 20, 2021). Janairo said the center will become a regional vaccination center “in due time.” (Photo courtesy of DOH-Calabarzon)

MANILA – The Department of Health in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Quezon) has opened the Center for Vaccination and Clinical Laboratory located at the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital (STRH) in Bacoor City, Cavite.

“I commend the STRH family for continuously implementing development and reforms for the improvement of its services. Kailangan nating pagtibayin ang ating mga serbisyong pangkalusugan upang matugunan natin ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan (We need to strengthen our services to meet the needs of our people). We have to be prepared always to face the challenges in our health care system,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo said in his message during the blessing and inauguration of the two facilities on Saturday.

Janairo said the government should not succumb to the immense pressure being faced by the country’s health system.

“Instead let us reinforce the need for improved measures not only to protect the health of our patients but also the lives of health care providers to enable a better health care response,” he said.

The construction of the STRH Vaccination Center and Clinical Laboratory started in October 2020 with a budget of PHP30 million for infrastructure.

Janairo said the vaccination center will be used initially for the coming Covid-19 vaccination but will eventually expanded to accommodate animal bite and routine immunizations.

“In due time this will become a regional vaccination center,” he said.

Among the other guests who witnessed the blessing and inauguration of the two facilities were Bacoor City Mayor Lanie Mercado Revilla, Assistant Regional Director Paula Paz Sydiongco and STRH medical chief Ruby Ephraim Rubiano, officials from the local government of Bacoor City, and staffs of DOH-Calabarzon and STRH. (PR)


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