By LLANESCA T. PANTI, GMA News
Published January 5, 2022 7:52pm
At least 191 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the swab cab initiative of Vice President Leni Robredo, which provides mobile antigen testing service.
Robredo, in a statement, said a total of 410 people took the antigen test in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
“That’s more than 46% positive rate so far,” Robredo said in a Facebook post.
Those who are interested in having themselves tested under the swab cab program for January 6 will have to pre-register via this link http://bit.ly/QCfreetest.
Under existing government policy, those with COVID-19 symptoms and their close contacts are entitled to free RT-PCR testing.
Robredo also called for medical, licensed mental health professional and non-medical volunteers for the Bayanihan E-Konsulta, the free teleconsultation service she launched when there was a surge in COVID-19 cases in April last year.
General practitioners and doctors specializing in allergology, pediatrics-endocrinology, general surgery, pediatric surgery, internal medicine, neurology, urology, adult infectious disease, gastroenterology, developmental pediatrics, rehab medicine and other specializations may sign up through https://bit.ly/BEK-doctor-signups.
Psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, licensed psychometricians, counselors, students of MA in Clinical Psychology and other volunteers with mental health training and experience may register at https://bit.ly/BEK-mhprofessionals-reg.
Non-doctors or nurses, non-licensed medical students, call center agents, chat agents, college students, who will be tasked to connect the volunteer doctors with the patients needing e-consultation, may get on board through https://bit.ly/BEK-nondoctor-signups.
Volunteers will work remotely and must have their own gadgets and internet connection.
“With the continuing increase of COVID-19 cases, patuloy po sana tayong sumunod sa mga health protocol. Magsuot ng mask, at kung hindi kailangang lumabas, manatili sa loob ng bahay. Magpabakuna at magpa-booster shot na rin kung qualified na. Let’s keep each other safe from the virus,” Robredo said.
The Health department reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 5.–LDF, GMA News