- Cainta Mayor Keith Nieto shared how he dropped a negotiation with a Chinese pharmaceutical company
- He admitted that many of his constituents rejected his idea of procuring covid vaccine from the Chinese company
- Mayor Keith said he’s only looking for additional supply since they already have a deal with AstraZeneca
Cainta Mayor Keith Nieto has revealed that he decided to back out of a negotiation with a Chinese pharmaceutical for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine.
On Facebook, Mayor Keith shared that the local government had already closed a deal with British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca but was worried the supply might not be enough. He decided to find ways to augment the city’s COVID-19 vaccine supply by opening a negotiation with a Chinese company.
“Sabi ko nung makatlo, may confidentiality agreement na akong pinirmahan with AstraZeneca. Tas nabanggit ko na mag nego yung team natin with a chinese company na mag augment sana ng vaccine kung kulang ang mabibigay sa atin ng Astra,” Mayor Keith wrote.
While he didn’t disclose the brand name of the vaccine, many constituents were quick to air their dissatisfaction over the vaccine. Without hesitation, Mayor Keith dropped the negotiations with the Chinese company and is looking for other sources instead.
“Tas daming comment sa thread na ayaw ng vaccine galing China. Eh ‘di wag nating bilhin. sus. Yun lang pala. Ang gusto ko lang naman, mabigyan lahat. I have directed our covid vaccine documentation team to terminate talks with our potential second supplier and secure other sources apart from the entities we have so far met with,” he added.
In the end, Mayor Keith stressed that he is very easy to talk with and would always think about the welfare of his constituents. “Ayos na tayo ha.. dali lang ako kausap,” he added.