BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office reported that 99 percent of its 2,386 personnel have already been vaccinated as of December 6.
Of the vaccinated police personnel, PLt. Abegael Donasco, NOCPPO deputy spokesperson, said that 2,030 of them area fully vaccinated, while 332 others are waiting for their second dose.
The remaining 24 unvaccinated police personnel have executed waivers, justifying their reasons for not availing of vaccination, Donasco also said.
PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos earlier said that he will implement a “no jab, no duty” policy among its police personnel.
As public servants and officers of the law, it is our responsibility to uphold public welfare at all times and lead by example in fulfilling the citizen’s duty to promote public health and safety,” Carlos stressed.
Vaccination is “no longer a matter of personal choice, but a matter of public interest for the common good.” he further emphasized.
PNP records show that 1,808 police personnel all over the country are not yet vaccinated.
On the other hand, NOCPPO has one COVID-19 patient.
Since last year up to this time, 244 personnel of NOCPPO were infected by the virus, with 241 already recovered, while two others died.*