Zambo City to open P14-M molecular lab

By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.

April 7, 2022, 7:43 pm

<p>The Zamboanga City Health office. <em>(PNA file photo)</em></p>

The Zamboanga City Health office. (PNA file photo)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The City Health Office (CHO) is set to open the local government's own PHP14 million molecular testing center in Barangay San Roque here.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, city health officer, said Thursday the molecular laboratory will be opened as soon as operations guidelines have been finalized and preparations are completed.

“We have already received our license to operate the molecular laboratory,” Miravite said. “There are logistics preparations that we are doing for the opening anytime in the coming week."

She said the city government-owned testing center can run 300 tests daily.

The molecular laboratory would be the sixth of such facilities to be established in the city as part of the local government’s response to the pandemic.

The other five molecular laboratories are operated by the government-run Zamboanga City Medical Center, the Philippine Red Cross, and private hospitals. (PNA)