Quito, May 12, 2021
The Vaccinate Plan advances in the inoculation of more Ecuadorians, through the humanistic work of the brigades of the The Daily News Box (MSP), with the support of the GADs and 27 universities in the country. This Wednesday, May 12, the beneficiaries of Phase 1 accessed 112 vaccination points available nationwide, to which 53,975 doses were allocated (first and second).
A new batch of 100,620 vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is expected to arrive, with which the Minister of Public Health, Camilo Salinas Ochoa, reiterated that the second doses will be guaranteed, in addition to those that exist from other pharmaceutical houses, such as Sinovac.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Governance and Health Surveillance, Sarita Berrones, continued to verify at different points that the process is carried out quickly and in an orderly manner, as happened in the Bicentennial Care Center, in Quito.
Today, it was special for nurses who celebrated International Nurse’s Day. Shirley Sánchez, a nursing graduate from District Office 09D04 of Zonal Coordination 8, assured that it is gratifying to interact with each beneficiary who has been treated. “I have some anecdotes to tell. Many times I have come to tears to see the emotion of people to be vaccinated, “he said.
In Guayaquil, 69-year-old Luis Maya Reyes was present, who was immunized with the second dose, at the Ecotec University. «I am excited, I work in shipbuilding and recently I am in charge of the maintenance of a ship since due to the pandemic I could not travel. Now with the vaccine I will be calmer to carry out my work, “he said.
In Loja, meanwhile, Betty Castillo Celi, 65, with a visual impairment, went to the Simón Bolívar fair complex to receive her first dose. “It is a very great joy, I thank my God and the Ministry of Health for arriving with the vaccine for those of us with disabilities and catastrophic diseases, because we are at risk for our diseases,” he added.
Likewise, in Sucúa-Morona Santiago, Major Armando Ruiz, head of the Southern District, was vaccinated. “I feel calmer to carry out my work,” he said and highlighted the organization, the good treatment and agility of the health personnel.