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Level up! Oca Malapitan announces building of Caloocan’s own molecular lab

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The local government of Caloocan will build its own molecular diagnostic laboratory to improve its COVID-19 testing capacity, Mayor Oscar Malapitan announced recently.

Malapitan said the laboratory will serve residents of both North and South Caloocan.

“Kapag may sarili na tayong molecular laboratory, mas maraming mamamayan ang maaari nating ma-swab test at kaagad nating malalaman kung sino ang mga positibo sa COVID-19 at kinakailangang dalhin sa ating mga isolation facility,” he said.

“Magiging bukas po ang pasilidad na ito para sa lahat ng mamamayan ng Caloocan. Dito po ipo-proseso ang swab testing na isinasagawa sa mga komunidad sa lungsod,” Malapitan added.

Representatives from the Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) recently inspected the proposed site od the molecular laboratory at the Caloocan City North Medical Center (CCNMC) in preparation for its construction.