DOH to issue guidelines on use of COVID-19 self-administered antigen test kits

26/01/2022 10:30:00 PM

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The Department of Health said it will be issuing the guidelines in the coming days on how to use the self-administered antigen test kits.

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Analou de Vera DOH The Department of Health (DOH) said it will be issuing the guidelines in the coming days on how to use the COVID-19 self-administered antigen test kits.Isko Moreno trends on YouTube, Google; earns netizens’ praises after ‘Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews’ “So ang sa amin lang sa DOH, we just want to urge all government officials that let us try to be models para sumunod ang mga tao.“Universal health care (UHC) is founded in primary care, which addresses more than 80% of people’s common health needs throughout their lives,” said Christian Edward L.Analou de Vera Pixabay/ MANILA BULLETIN The Department of Health (DOH) said it has already recorded five deaths among patients infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant.

“Meron po tayong policy na ilalabas po natin (We have a policy that we will release) maybe tomorrow or Friday that will state the guidelines.But basically, what you’re going to do is you buy this, you can use it at home, but you need to follow carefully the instructions,” said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Wednesday, Jan.(We in the DOH just want to urge all government officials to try to be role models for the people.26.“UHC is all about the environments individuals are situated in.“Kasi meron hong technical process dyan kung saan kokolekta kayo ng specimen sa sarili niyo.) Vergeire, however, noted that there are no sanctions for government workers who will choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.Kailangan tama, susundin niyo po yung nakalakip na label kung saan nandoon ang instructions (There is a technical process there where you will collect the specimen yourself.As for their vaccination status, one of them was partially vaccinated, one was unvaccinated, while “the remaining three are still for verification,” said Vergeire.

It must be correct, you will need to follow the attached label that contains the instruction),” she added.Pero kung tayo ay nasa (But if we are in) public service, we are civil servants, kailangan naiisip din natin ang kapakanan ng mas nakakarami sa atin (we should think about the welfare of many),” she said.The primary care provider determines if family members need to receive services in a hospital, or if they can be helped at the primary care level.The guidelines will also include information on how the public can report the result of their test to authorities.“As to reporting, we are going to include in our guidelines on how they will be reporting or informing their local governments,” said Vergeire.has been approved for emergency use in the Philippines but is not yet available in the country.The DOH spokesperson said that they are also looking at using a “chatbox” for the reporting of test results.” Added Mr.“We are trying to look at this system kung kakayanin po yung capacity that citizens using self-administered test kits will be able to chat in their use and we can be able to get the results and have a sense of how many are being used for these self-administered test kits at home,” she said.So, we cannot put some lighter weight para sa (for) Omicron because it has milder symptoms— because it can still be severe,” she added.

Price cap Vergeire said that they are also eyeing to impose a price cap on self-administered antigen test kits.“The basic process for us to have this would be is when it is out in the market, we will get price ranges from the different outlets or license outlets.Mr.And then, we try to analyze and work with the Department of Trade and Industry so that we can be able to have a price cap for this,” she said.“As for the self administered test kits because it has just been recently approved, mag aantay siguro tayo ng isa o dalawang linggo para mapag-aralan maigi ang price range (we will probably wait for about a week or two to study the price range thoroughly) and then we will be issuing out our price caps,” she added..(PhilHealth), according to Dr.All eligible Filipinos should immediately get vaccinated and strictly follow the health protocols to protect themselves against COVID-19, reiterated Vergeire.

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