BFP on Covid-19
DILG directs BFP to assist local health officials in moving COVID patients to isolation facilities.
The Department of Interior and Local Government has directed one of its attached agencies, the Bureau of Fire Protection, to assist local health officials in the implementation of Oplan Kalinga, the program to move COVID cases from their houses to Ligtas COVID-19 centers.
The DILG Secretary said that assigning the BFP in the movement of COVID patients to isolation facilities is nothing new since they have been doing this since the beginning of the pandemic. “The BFP is part of the Municipal/City COVID-19 Task Forces and in this capacity, they have been assisting the City/Municipal Health Office transport COVID patients since the start of the pandemic. In fact, they have so far transported 1,674 COVID patients nationwide,” he said.
Ready to serve! Over 50K PNP, BFP personnel to be dispatched for COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
A total of 51,645 Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel will be dispatched to provide security and support to the national vaccination program which will soon include the A4 category, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The A4 category in the national government’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination priority list is the frontline personnel in essential sectors, including uniformed personnel.
Of the more than 50,000 uniformed personnel, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said 35,415 PNP men and women will provide security during the transport of vaccines nationwide while 13,840 others will be tasked to secure the vaccination areas.