DILG: Barangays won’t be used for Dengvaxia mess ‘cover-up’

MANILA -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) would not allow the barangay to be used for any cover-up in the issue of Dengvaxia vaccine, said DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin B. DiAo on Tuesday.

DiAo said he would ask DILG Officer-in-Charge Secretary Eduardo M. AAo to issue an order to all the barangay chairmen and health workers to gather the records of the children vaccinated with the Dengvaxia vaccine in the barangay health centers and the schools under their respective jurisdictions.

DiAo was reacting to reports that some people have been discouraging the barangays to release the complete lists of the children who underwent the Dengvaxia mass immunization.

DiAo warned the DILG would charge barangay chairmen and barangay health workers who would be involved in the cover-up in the Dengvaxia issue.

At present, DiAo said, the barangays were focusing on the children vaccinated with the Dengvaxia vaccine, adding the barangay health centers were preparing for the possibility that the children would get sick. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency