BONG GO covid-19 COVID-19 NEWS UPDATES PHILIPPINES

BONG GO WARNS VS. OVERPRICING COVID-19 TESTS, KITS

Do not take advantage of crisis, comply with just and equitable price range

Senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Health Christopher “Bong” Go has issued a stern reminder to all hospitals, testing laboratories and other healthcare providers to comply with the price range for COVID-19 tests and test ki, after distributing assistance to fire victims in Caloocan City on Friday, November 6.

Go warned unscrupulous business entities against taking advantage of the pandemic in order to jack up the prices of testing services.

On November 4, President Rodrigo Duterte had signed Executive Order No. 118 which directed the DOH and DTI to determine, formulate and implement a just and equitable price range for COVID-19 tests and test kits. They were also ordered to monitor and review the prices and market supply of COVID-19 tests as well as to issue appropriate price control measures and adjustments if necessary.

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