DOH al­lo­cates P5-M for Covid-19 test­ing fees for Ba­colod pa­tients

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THE Depart­ment of Health (DOH) has al­lo­cated a to­tal of P5 mil­lion fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for coro­n­avirus dis­ease (Covid-19) test­ing fees for Ba­colod City pa­tients.

This was stressed by Ba­colod City Lone District Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Greg Gasa­taya yes­ter­day after DOH Re­gional Direc­tor Mar­lyn Con­vo­car

con­firmed to him that the P5 mil­lion fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance is now avail­able for the al­lo­ca­tion to the prov­ince for Tere­sita L. Ja­lan­doni Hospi­tal (TLJPH).

Gasa­taya said TLJPH al­ready con­ducted the re­verse tran­scrip­tion poly­merase chain re­ac­tion (RT-PCR) test for Covid19 which also al­lowed the Ba­colod pa­tients.

“So if there’s an ex­penses for Covid-19 test, it will be charged to the DOH funds and it’s a big help to the Ba­colod­nons and to the TLJPH,” he said.

He added that it’s part of the mem­o­ran­dum of DOH be­tween the prov­ince and the TLJPH.

Gasa­taya noted that in pre­vi­ous months, Ba­colod and Negros Oc­ci­den­tal used to send the swab sam­ples to Iloilo City for Covid-19 tests.

Mean­while, Gasa­taya also ex­pressed sup­port for the con­duct of mass test­ing as long as there are enough fa­cil­i­ties and kits for Covid-19.*

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