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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte may issue an executive order (EO) to regulate the prices of RT-PCR tests for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Malacañang said Tuesday.

The Department of Health earlier pushed for the imposition of a price ceiling for Covid-19 swab tests as costs vary in each testing facility.

“Well, ang Presidente ay nag-issue ng executive order imposing price caps on medicines so I don’t think it is impossible for him to issue this executive order,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in his televised address.

Roque likewise urged hospitals to lower prices of RT-PCR tests.

“Pero ang panawagan po natin, napakadaming laboratories. Gobyerno po ang nag-donate o kaya pribadong sektor ang nag-donate ng makina at mga test kits, ibaba niyo ang mga presyo,” according to him.

“Alam ko pa may mga nagnanais sa inyo bagamat non-profit kaya na kumita, wag naman po. Ibigay na po natin sa taumbayan yung benepisyo kung kayo ay nakatanggap ng libreng makina galing sa gobyerno o sa pribadong sektor o mga libreng testing kits,” he added.

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