The Sangguniang Panlalawigan urged the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to study the immediate implementation of RT-PCR testing of COVID-19 swab samples at Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital (CSGH) specifically for municipalities in the northern part of the province.
This is in accordance of approved Resolution No. 212-21 entitled “Urging the immediate facilitation of RT-PCR testing of COVID-19 swab samples to the Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital (CSGH) especially for Northern municipalities in order to decongest the COVID-19 laboratory of Ospital ng Palawan ( ONP) thereby expediting the testing, determination and treatment of affected individuals” authored by Board Member David Francis P. Ponce de Leon.
According to Ponce de Leon, the goal is to reduce the backlogs of the Ospital ng Palawan when it comes to testing swab samples and to expedite the release of results for municipalities in the northern part of the province.
“Mr. Chair, napag-alaman po natin na halos lahat ng samples ng swab ay dito ipinapadala sa Puerto, napakahirap pa kung ang mga sample ay manggagaling pa sa Cuyo, Agutaya at Magsaysay. So, kaya po tayo nagpasa nitong resolusyon ay para pag-aralan ng PHO kung baka pwede po sa Culion na lamang ipadala ‘yong samples. Kagandahan po nito, madedecongest yong backlogs dito sa Ospital ng Palawan at mas malapit po kasi ‘yong Cuyo sa Coron, so mas madali ‘yong pag-test at pagkuha ng result” BM Ponce De Leon said.