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DOH allows Ospital ng Palawan to test COVID-19

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The Department of Health has approved the license to operate of Ospital ng Palawan as testing laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

“Kinumpirma ni Dra. Mary Ann Navarro, Provincial Health Officer na aprubado na ng Department of Health (DOH) ang aplikasyon ng Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) upang maging COVID-19 testing laboratory,” said the Capitol.

“Sa pulong ng Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force COVID-19 ngayong hapon, ika-15 ng Mayo, taong kasalukuyan sa Palawan Emergency Operation Center, masayang ibinalita ni Navarro na may License to Operate na mula sa DOH at RITM Certification ang ONP,” it added.

Navarro said the go-signal was only approved by the Health department to conduct swab testing yesterday.

“Tinatayang nasa 45 minuto hanggang 2 oras lamang ay maaari nang malaman ang resulta ng pagsusuri sa COVID-19 patients,” said the Capitol.

Palawan became the first province in Region IV-B to be allowed to test COVID-19.

“Sa rehiyon ng MIMAROPA, ang lalawigan ng Palawan ang may kauna-unahang laboratoryo na pinayagan na maaari nang makapagsagawa ng COVID-19 testing,” said the province.