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

By , on February 6, 2018


DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin B. Diño
DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin B. Diño

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. Diño on Tuesday.

Diño said he would ask DILG Officer-in-Charge Secretary Eduardo M. Año 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.

Diño 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.

Diño 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, Diño 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.