Cavite province is targeting to achieve a COVID-19 testing capacity of 15,000 people a day with the help of De La Salle Medical Health and Sciences Institute, Cavite State University, and Adventist University – a target number that is greater than the country’s current capacity.
In a Facebook video report on April 30, 2020, Governor Jonvic Remulla announced that the province is targeting to have the capacity to test 10,000 to 15,000 people a day within 10 weeks. The number is more than the Philippines’ current testing capacity at 5,000-8,000 a day.
“Kapag 100% capacity na tayo ay test ngayon, resulta ay bukas,” Remulla disclosed in his “Cavite New Normal” video.
Remulla also disclosed that the expanded testing capacity is being done in partnership with the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute in Dasmariñas, Adventist University of the Philippines in Silang, and Cavite State University in General Trias.
The provincial leader said there is a need for more than just one testing center to ensure continuous service. Remulla added that the three universities have the ability, capacity, and trained personnel to keep the COVID-19 testing running. Twenty-five swabbing stations in various locations have also been set up for testing of the probable cases and frontliners.
The governor also announced that the province will also have a Cavite ID where all important information about a person’s health is recorded and will easily be accessed.
De La Salle University Dasmarinas students have been conducting online COVID-19 relief efforts while civil engineer Jamy Ong of Tanza, Cavite, has also been assisting frontliners and poor families affected by lockdown.
SEND CHEERS to the Cavite community for having its government and De La Salle MHSI, CavSu, and Adventist University work together to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity of the province.
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