How much should COVID-19 tests cost? DOH surveys market

Tina G. Santos 10/02/2020

The Department of Health (DOH) is doing market surveys to set affordable prices for coronavirus tests, including the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test that it considers the “gold standard” in determining infection with the COVID-19 agent.…

Another private hospital in Cebu certified to do COVID-19 tests

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Health officials from the national government have accredited another privately owned hospital in Cebu to carry out coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests. The Department of Health (DOH), in their latest COVID-19 report issued…

Central Visayas expands COVID-19 testing capacity

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas’ testing capacity for suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) specimens has increased with the operation of a new testing facility here. The Department of Health in the region (DOH – 7) announced…

Medtechs needed in Cebu; P1K per day wage offered

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are hiring at least 93 registered, medical technologists (Medtechs) in preparation for the massive and targeted coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19) testing in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu. The Philippine…

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