Skip to main content »

Thousands of Expired RT-PCR Test Kits Donated to Baguio City

 |  1 min read

Thousands of expired RT-PCR test kits were donated to the city government of Baguio.

Thousands of expired RT-PCR test kits were donated by the DOH-RITM to the Baguio City government.
Thousands of expired RT-PCR test kits were donated by the DOH-RITM to the Baguio City government.

The Department of Health (DOH), National Inter-Agency Task Force, and other relevant agencies are now investigating Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong's complaint about the thousands of expired real-time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test kits that were donated by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) at a private diagnostic center in Baguio City.

According to Mayor Magalong, the said diagnostic center would have used the test kits when it was discovered that they had expired.

He said, there are test kits that expired on October 10 and 15 and in November. He added that other LGUs and private laboratories and hospitals have received the same quantity and expired test kits from RITM.

The mayor suspects that the expired test kits at DOH-RITM are not just hundreds of thousands. The Contact Tracing Czar immediately complained to the DOH and the National IATF for an investigation.

The good mayor hopes that the DOH will thoroughly investigate the said expired test kits of RITM.

For now, Mayor Magalong is just waiting for the result of the ongoing investigation.


Di ako lashing.


RTPCR BaguioCity TestKits Magalong DOH NationalIATF RITM

Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a social networking site — all contents are user-generated. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Igorotage.

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Join the discussion

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read these related articles.

DOH-Cordillera: 19 reported firecracker-related injuries in the region

According to DOH - CAR PIO, there were 19 reported firecracker-related injuries in the region from December 21, 2019 to January 3, 2020.

Justice in Fitness

Jan 4, 2020 · 1 min read

Rep. Yap appeals to Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio

Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap has appealed to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong to lift travel restrictions on Benguet residents entering Baguio.

Xypress in News

Nov 20, 2020 · 3 min read

Pinuri ni Sen. Lacson si Baguio Mayor Magalong dahil sa pag-instill ng disiplina sa mga residente

Pinuri ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong sa liderato nito sa gitna ng coronavirus pandemic.

Justice in Politics

May 3, 2020 · 1 min read

Benjamin Magalong: From Police Major General to Baguio City Mayor

Benjamin Magalong is a retired Police Major General and the incumbent Mayor of Baguio City.

Brando in People

Jul 13, 2020 · 8 min read

Mayor Suspends Night Market Run Due to Crowd Control Lapses

Mayor Benjamin Magalong suspended the operation of the night market which reopened just last night after apparent lapses in crowd control.

Naomie in General

Dec 2, 2020 · 3 min read

Strengthening kinship ties thru binnadang or ug-ugbo

170 half-cavan sacks of rice were distributed by the Otucan Clan to the residents of Barangay Can-eo, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Liliane in Culture

Apr 27, 2020 · 2 min read

Jef Cablog: Igorot Artist Named One of 40 Contemporary Portrait Masters

Renowned Igorot artist Jef Cablog, from Mountain Province, is one of the 40 Contemporary Great Masters of Portrait Painting.

Artek in People

Mar 13, 2020 · 2 min read

50 Best Things to Do in Baguio City

If you are looking for the best places to visit and what to do in the city of pines, then check out our list of 50 best things to do in Baguio City.

Bot in Travel

Feb 3, 2020 · 4 min read

Eduard Folayang: One of the Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time

Eduard Folayang was recognized as one of the Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time. A proud Igorot warrior from Mountain Province, Philippines.

Brando in People

Jan 21, 2020 · 7 min read

Panagbenga: The Baguio Flower Festival

Panagbenga, the famous flower festival of Baguio City that continues to bloom every year.

Amara in Culture

Tue at 03:27am · 8 min read
Explore

Browse more stories by category or jump to a random article.

News Surprise me