MANILA – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has resumed its coronavirus swab tests after it received partial payment from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday.
The Department of Justice has found no legal infirmities in the memorandum of agreement between the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the Philippine Red Cross in April Cross in April 24, as the state provider of COVID-19 swab tests for its members, documents bared.
Surigao Del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has warned the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by Senator Richard Gordon to stop “blackmailing” the government by stopping its COVID-19 testing due to Philhealth’s failure to pay its nearly P1-billion debt.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is standing by its memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for COVID-19 testing.
Media workers may be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) every three months.
As the Department of Tourism (DOT) focuses on domestic leisure travel to reboot Philippine tourism, the House of Representatives wants to accelerate the expanded Covid-19 testing for tourism frontliners.
The Philippines has exceeded the 50,000 coronavirus (Covid-19) testing capacity by the end of June, testing czar Vince Dizon said.
Journalists will also be prioritized for the expanded testing for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Malacañang announced Thursday.
I stand by the facts of my stories on Philippine Red Cross’ dealings with Sansure for the procurement of COVID-19 testing kits and equipment. I don’t have the intention to malign anyone. I just want the truth to come out since the COVID-19 pandemic is an issue of great public interest and government funds are spent for it.
The House of Representatives has passed on third reading a proposed legislation that imposes a mandatory conduct of baseline Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for vulnerable members of the society amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator Richard Gordon has denied dealing with a company that is under investigation for alleged overpricing of COVID-19 testing equipment.
A special panel at the House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday to make Covid-19 testing more accessible to vulnerable members of society.
As the country’s testing czar, Vince Dizon, the former aide of Speaker Alan Cayetano, was supposed to jack up the government’s daily COVID-19 testing.
Malacañang claimed Monday (May 25) that the country has achieved its COVID-19 testing capacity of 30,000 tests daily as it sought to justify the appointment of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) chief Vince Dizon as testing czar.
A bio-medical distributor owned by a husband and wife tandem is allegedly monopolizing the importation and distribution of the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines used for COVID-19 testing with the backing of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.
Despite its initial plan to only test about 1.5 to 2 percent of the total population, Health Sec. Francisco Duque III said the government is eyeing adapt the South Korean model on its expanded targeted COVID-19 testing.
Returning workers must not be compelled to undergo rapid testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang said on Thursday.
Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin, a former health secretary, has filed a bill prioritizing sickly patients, healthcare workers, food handlers, public market vendors, sales people in groceries and supermarkets, house helpers, pregnant women, salon workers, media people, and factory and construction workers for Covid-19 testing.
Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to require all hospitals and other healthcare facilities to subject their frontline workers to weekly Covid-19 testing.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s office has procured P14 million-worth of test kits developed by scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) for some testing centers in Luzon to boost the country’s efforts for COVID-19 testing.
The Department of Health reported 209 COVID-19 cases which pushed the country’s total tally to 6,087 as 4 p.m. on April 18, 2020.
Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.
Senator Imee Marcos has pressed for a bigger budget to modernize and expand the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s main center for Covid-19 testing.