Demonstrating the private sector’s determination to boost the national vaccination drive, Integrated energy firm Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) has announced the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination plan for its workers and residents in Semirara Island as it ramps up its pandemic response.
The company targets to inoculate 5,476 employees and indirect workers in its mine site, power plant complex, and corporate office by the second half of the year, SMPC president and chief operating officer Maria Cristina Gotianun said.
“The bulk of our vaccines will go to our Semirara Island workforce, as their location limits their access to timely and quality healthcare,” Gotianun said.
She added residents of Semirara Island who want to be vaccinated can receive free jabs from SMPC.
Gotianun said SMPC will also assist the local government unit in transporting, storing, and administering Covid-19 vaccines.
Aside from helping the government to inoculate Filipinos against Covid-19, Gotianun added the company has also increased its employee quarantine facility by 27 percent to 276 beds.
“Plant employees who are confirmed or suspected to have Covid-19 will continue to receive their salaries despite being in quarantine,” she added.