St. Luke’s Medical Center launches COVID-19 vaccination site
As part of its efforts to enhance the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) launched the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub located along Rizal Drive, across the Medical Arts Building of SLMC-Global City.
“Ensuring everyone will get their COVID-19 vaccines is the most important thing to do so that we can defeat this pandemic, save lives, and safely go back to a better normal,” Dr. Arturo S. Dela Peña, President and CEO of SLMC, said. “A significant contribution that we can make is to provide an additional area wherein hundreds of people can conveniently get their vaccines.”
Dr. Dela Peña highlights the shared efforts of the Department of Health, local government of Taguig, and EEI Corporation in the construction and opening of the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub.
The construction of the vaccination hub was in cooperation with EEI Corporation, the construction company of the Yuchengco Group of Companies. EEI developed the site at their own expense.
Engr. Norman Macapagal delivers his message on behalf of EEI Corporation.
“It is with great honor to be a part of the construction of the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub. EEI is very proud and happy to be part of this initiative. Our healthcare workers, Sec. Duque, Sec. Galvez, and Sec. Dizon who are at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19 are the true heroes of this country,” Engr. Norman Macapagal said.
The inauguration of the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub was graced by various distinguished guests, which included Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez Jr., IATF Testing Czar Vince Dizon, Taguig City Councilors Darwin Icay and Amparo “Pammy” Zamora and the team from EEI Corporation led by Engr. Norman Macapagal.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony: From left-front, Francisco Duque III (Department of Health Secretary) Engr. Norman Macapagal (EEI EVP of Construction Division), Dr. Arturo De La Peña (SLMC President and CEO), and Carlito Galvez Jr. (IATF Vaccine Czar). Joined by: From left-back, Darwin Icay (Taguig City Councilor), Amparo “Pammy” Zamora (Taguig City Councilor), Vince Dizon (IATF Testing Czar), and Dr. Benjamin Campomanes Jr. (SLMC EVP and Chief Medical Officer).
During its opening, the vaccination hub catered to a few healthcare workers who are scheduled for their COVID-19 vaccination. Distinguished guests such Sec. Duque III lent a hand in the inoculation.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assists in the inoculation of a few healthcare workers scheduled at the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub.
The St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub is a non-exclusive vaccination site, allowing different organizations such as local government units (LGUs), private companies, and other organizations to partner with the hospital for their vaccine deployment. The hub has a capacity of 400 to 1000 individuals for inoculation.
SLMC will be in charge of operating the hub and administering the vaccines but additional manpower support from partner organizations will be welcomed as well.
“We sincerely thank EEI for making it possible for us to launch the St. Luke’s Vaccination Hub,” Dr. Dela Peña said. “Our initiative is in line with SLMC’s goal of bringing patient-centered healthcare to Filipinos, and we hope it will encourage more people to play their part so that our lives can finally return to normal.”
St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City
Rizal Drive cor. 32nd St. and 5th Ave
Taguig City, Philippines