MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno announced that face-to-face consultations at the outpatient department (OPD) of the Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JASGH) will resume today, January 18.
The city government will begin the drive-thru, free RT-PCR or swab testing for those cannot afford the procedure also starting today.
Moreno said the OPD of the JASGH will be opening its face-to-face consultation only for patients of the OB-gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry departments.
JASGH director Dr. Merle Sacdalan advised that those who would want to avail of the free consultation may register via the hospital’s Facebook Page from Mondays to Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sacdalan said that the number of patients that will be attended to will be limited. She also advised those who have registered to wait for the confirmation of their schedule.
To register, Sacdalan said one may click the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd02ommGs4o8aUZ47zbVX1AVy923az9j8gKiFHWpGvrP3eyRg/viewform and fill out a form using his vital details or information.
Meanwhile, Moreno advised those interested to avail of the free drive-thru swab test to book a schedule with the Manila Emergency Operation Center of the Manila Health Department by contacting the following cellphone numbers: 09052423327; 09983226367; 09636023177 and 0955587597.
Moreno said 100 patients may be swabbed everyday but only by appointment. The free drive-thru swab testing (RT-PCR) will be opened to motorists at the testing center already operating at the Quirino Grandstand beginning today.
This will be over and above the serology tests already being given for free also at the same venue for interested motorists, whether or not they are residents of Manila. Similar tests continue to be given for free in the city hospitals for non-motorists or walk-in patients.
Moreno said 100 patients may be swabbed everyday but only by appointment. Swab tests, when done in private hospitals or by private companies, cost thousands.