Articles worth reading

Pateros plans to innoculate 50,000 residents 

account_balancePateros access_time5 days ago

Pateros plans to vaccinate 50,000 out of 80,000 residents, Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III said in a report by Manila Bulletin. Pateros is allotting P20 million for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination of its residents. In an in...

PNP, PGH sign agreement for treatment of cops

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the grant of medical aid and treatment of wounded police personnel, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a ...

Former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay / Rappler

Binay asks gov't to assure public of China vaccine safety

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay today said Malacañang Palace should not scold the public for their reluctance to be vaccinated, especially with vaccines from China. What the authorities should do is to allay the public’s fears wi...

Manila News

Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno Domagoso / Manila PIO

Manila spending P40 million for free Covid-19 tests

account_balanceManila News account_circleJames Lopes chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Manila realigned P40 million from its budget for the free and accessible coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing in the city.

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso signed Ordinance 8657 which allocates some P40 million to "cover expenses for medical equipment and medical supplies for Covid-19 testing in the city of Manila”.

In a Facebook post, Domagoso said the city will procure additional medical equipment and medical supplies to strengthen the response of its health sector to allay fears of Manilenyos on the pandemic.

“Nais nating mapanatag ang kalooban, maipagkaloob ang peace of mind, at maging mas produktibo ang mga taga-Maynila sa gitna ng pandemya sa pamamagitan ng massive Covid-19 testing na ipinagkakaloob ng inyong pamahalaang panglungsod (We want to allay their fears and make Manilenyos more productive amid the pandemic through the massive Covid-19 testing offered by the city government),” his post said.

The approved supplemental budget will be sourced out from the city development fund.

Of the said amount, some PHP20 million will be allotted for the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) to acquire more Covid-19 testing reagents, PHP10 million for the maintenance and operating expenses of Covid-19 laboratory testing, and PHP10 million for the purchase of various medical equipment.

Currently, the city government of Manila has two drive-through testing centers in Lawton and at the Quirino Grandstand, two walk-in testing centers at the Ospital ng Sampaloc, and at the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, and two mobile testing centers which are brought to different barangays in the city.

Domagoso said they are using serology testing machines purchased from American healthcare firm Abbott which have an accuracy of 99.6 percent for specificity and 100 percent for sensitivity.

During a meeting with the city health officials and hospital directors, Domagoso said another serology testing machine will be procured by the city government which will eventually increase the city's testing capability to about 112,000 tests a month. 


date_rangeDate Published
5 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano

Taguig expects vaccine shipments by March

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano said the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the national government could arrive in the city by March or April of this year, according to a report by GMA News. “Hindi tayo mahuhuli pagdating sa vaccination,&r...

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay

Makati to buy 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine 

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

Makati Mayor Abby Binay announced that the city government purchased one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.  The mayor signed a tripartite agreement yesterday with the British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company and the national gover...

Manila builds vaccine storage facility 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

Manila began construction of a coronavirus disease-2019 vaccine storage facility at Sta. Ana Hospital, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In an interview with CNN Philippines, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso sai...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode4 months ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Manila prohibits street parties during Sto. Nino fiesta Red Cross tries saliva Covid-19 tests Traslacion likely to swell Covid-19 cases in 3 weeks Skyway 3 opening rites set Jan. 14 MRT-3 to soft launch contact tracing app PH includes China, 4 other countries in travel ban Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature