ROXAS City, Capiz – The Assessment Team of the Department of Health (DOH) and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) inspected the Relocatable Containerized RT- PCR Laboratory of the Roxas City Government.
The inspection is one of the requirements for the License to Operate and go signal before the city’s CoVid-19 Testing Lab can start processing specimen.
The DOH-RITM team was headed by Dr. Jose Eugenio Hautea along with Arch. Rene Leonardo, Ms. Michelle Casagan, Ms. Joan Bato and Engr. Archie Reyes.
The City government said the team gave positive feedbacks on the Engineering, Physical, Biosafety and Laboratory Readiness of the Laboratory.
The LGU only needs to address minor gaps for a smoother operations of the lab.
The assessment team also praised the Roxas City Government to acquire its own laboratory.
Dr. Hautea said they expect the lab to start processing COVID-19 specimen soon once the recommendations are met.
After the assessment, the personnel who will run the lab will undergo Proficiency Test.
The City government vowed that the lab will begin operations before end-September so they don’t have to wait for RT-PCR test results from other labs.
As of Tuesday, Roxas City has 158 confirmed cases with 57 active cases, 84 recoveries and 17 deaths