Nanawagan si Senadora Grace Poe sa gobyerno na tiyaking hindi makakalimutan ang mga driver ng public utility vehicle (PUV) at mga manggagawa ng transport sector sa vaccination ng program ng pamahalaan laban sa coronavirus disease.
“The euphoria over the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines should be matched with a clear sight on a systematic rollout of the inoculation process,” pahayag ni Poe, chair ng Senate public services committee sa isang statement.
In making available the vaccine to health workers and other priority sectors, let us not forget our PUV drivers and others workers in the transportation sector, who are key to our economic comeback,” dagdag nito.
Binigyang diin ni Poe ang kontribusyon ng mga manggagawa ng transportation sector sa gitna ng mga ipinatupad na lockdown dahil sa pandemya.
“Over the past months under lockdown, transportation workers have been the lifeline of our communities. They have ferried workers to offices, delivered food to homes and helped keep the continuous flow of goods of businesses,” sabi ni Poe.
“Drivers along with the other groups in the priority list—senior citizens, teachers, OFWs, essential staff, frontline workers, indigent population—need the protection against the virus most because of their situation as we embark on the road to the new normal,” dagdag nitto.
Sinumulang vaccinationa programa nitong Lunes matapos dumating ang 600,000 dose ng COVID-19 vaccine na ginawa ng China-based Sinovoc na ibinigay ng Chinese government.