International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) said on Tuesday its vaccination centers have administered over 665,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines since they were introduced in June 2021.
The P250-million Solaire-ICTSI Vaccination Centers (SIVC) served residents of National Capital Region and nearby provinces. It was located in the Solaire Resort & Casino and the nearby Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) property in Parañaque.
The facility’s final day of operation was on July 27.
“ICTSI, along with the entire Razon Group, remains firmly committed to helping our country recover from the Covid crisis. As the economy reopens, we are now seeing the results of our concerted effort to get as many people vaccinated and boosted,” ICTSI EVP Christian R. Gonzalez said.
The SIVCs are part of the Razon Group’s more than P1.5-billion contribution to the national pandemic mitigation efforts. ICTSI also facilitated the private sector’s participation in the tripartite deal that allowed the Philippines to secure 20 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and arranged the logistics of bringing the vaccines into the country.
Internally, ICTSI has vaccinated 93 percent of its 11,000-strong global manpower. As of June, 10,400 employees have completed their primary doses while 6,900 have taken their booster shots.
“We owe it to our employees for supporting our global vaccination campaign and taking responsibility in safeguarding their coworkers, families and communities. Their welfare is and will always be our priority. While we are happy with the results of our vaccination program, we continue to encourage everyone to take their booster shots for increased protection against Covid,” said Gonzalez.
Aside from investing in the vaccination of its manpower, ICTSI also deployed digital technologies to keep its terminals running throughout the height of the pandemic.
It deployed online payment systems in its terminals and tapped PLDT Inc. for the development of 5G-based port solutions for its terminals.
“These investments allowed us to crisis-proof the terminal and it eventually paid off during the pandemic. We will continue to invest in technology to shield our terminals from future disruptions and generate efficiencies across our operations worldwide,” Gonzalez said.
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