PRRD seeks accuracy of PH Crimson Cross COVID-19 testing

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (Sept. 20) directed the Division of Well being (DOH) to probe the reported “false constructive” COVID-19 RT-PCR take a look at outcomes from the Philippine Crimson Cross (PRC).

In his public deal with on Monday, he mentioned he was knowledgeable that 44 out of 49 or 89.79% of hospital personnel and 187 out of 213 or 87.79% of the Presidential Safety Group who examined constructive in PRC’s molecular laboratory turned out damaging in one other molecular laboratory.

About 13 officers from the Finance division, Duterte mentioned, additionally skilled the identical.

“Due to this data, then possibly the DOH should examine this matter. You might be placing extra individuals in danger. You might be falsely including to the whole constructive circumstances per day of this nation,” Duterte mentioned.

He then questioned the accuracy of the case rely being launched to the general public.

“Ilan ‘yung nadagdag doon sa constructive sa isang araw, every day assault, na damaging? Nasali na doon sa numero na napakarami na ang nagkasakit. How certain are we now in our figures within the veracity and truthfulness of the take a look at mixed, marami man rin nagpunta diyan sa Crimson Cross? How do you backtrack? Whether it is unattainable, what do you plan to do?” Duterte requested.

In the meantime, in a separate public briefing on Tuesday (Sept. 21), Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque mentioned the Analysis Institute for Tropical Medication (RITM), which is underneath DOH, has been directed to research to make sure that the machines used for COVID-19 testing are yielding correct outcomes.

“Kaya nga pinapa-imbestigahan natin para we are going to guarantee that the exams are in truth correct. Now we all know they’re not excellent however we’re taking steps to make them extra correct,” Roque mentioned.

He added that RITM could conduct an evaluation “at a random foundation” to make sure that there will probably be no error within the launch of RT-PCR take a look at outcomes. – Report from Eunice Samonte, PNA/CF – jlo

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