Mabalacat now offers cheaper RT-PCR testing at bus terminal
The Mabalacat City government is now offering Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing for commuters and travelers coming from the Mabalacat City Bus Terminal (MCBT).
“Marami pong mga destinasyon, lalo na ngayong holiday season, ang nag-rerequire ng vaccination cards, travel registration sa online portals, at monitoring ng mga sintomas bago makapasok sa kanilang mga kabayanan,” Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said.
“Ang iba naman po ay negative RT-PCR o Antigen test results ang nagiging basehan,” he added.
Upon the mayor’s instruction, a dedicated medical clinic has been situated inside the Mabalacat City Bus Terminal to assist commuters in their travel requirements particularly in the issuance of RT-PCR and antigen Tests.
The initiative was lauded by MCBT officer-in-charge Elmer Lopez during the Tatak MCG: Mabalacat City Government radio program aired over GVFm 99.1 and GVAM 792 on November 29.
According to Lopez, the RT-PCR test in the MCBT clinic is priced at P350, which is significantly lower compared to the maximum price cap of P3,360 in private laboratories and P2,800 in public laboratories based on the DOH-DTI Joint Administrative Order 1 which took effect last September 6.
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