THE barangays in Mandaue City are set to receive cash assistance from Mayor Jonas Cortes to help in their fight against Covid-19.
Cortes convened the barangay captains this week to remind them of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the city.
Cortes said he is aware that the funding of the barangays in the city has been exhausted due to the continuous fight against Covid-19 which started a year ago.
Considering that the barangays have small funding, Cortes decided to provide financial aid to the barangays.
He said he will provide P150,000 to P300,000 in financial aid to each barangay depending on the size of its population.
He said barangays with a smaller population will receive P150,000 while those with a bigger population will receive P300,000.
He said this was realized through the request of the Association of Barangay Councils president Ernie Manatad.
Cortes also reminded the barangay captains to expedite the data collection for the upcoming mass vaccination.
In a separate interview, Manatad said they will register not only the senior citizens but also all eligible vaccine recipients in the household to expedite the process.
Manatad said they have instructed the Mandaue City Legal Office to formulate the memorandum of agreement (MOA) and send it out to all the vaccination sites in the city for the upcoming mass vaccination.
For the four schools Basak Elementary School, Cabancalan Elementary School, Jagobiao Elementary School and Canduman Elementary School, that will be used as vaccination sites, Manatad said they will send out the MOA to the Department of Education-Mandaue Division.
Manatad said they will also send out the MOA to Maayo Well Cebu, Chong Hua Hospital-Mandaue, University of Cebu Medical Center and Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital.
In case they will need more vaccination sites, Manatad said they have reserved the Seamen’s Hospital.
Cortes reminded the elected public officials that they are not part of the priority group and they should wait for their turn to get vaccinated.
However, he understands that some barangay officials are part of the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team, which makes it acceptable.(KFD)