Jerry Treñas wants DOH to do ‘aggressive’ coronavirus tests in Visayas


It’s not the time to be hesitant in testing people for coronavirus.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas joined mounting calls for mass testing, which he wants done across the entire region of Western Visayas.

“I am calling on DOH to aggressively test all pui and pum’s in western Visayas. We have the accredited laboratory, the duly trained med tech and the issue on the positive patients. Let us now test aggressively,” the politiko said.

He earlier announced that the city will acquire its own test kits so that they can promptly identify who has the virus, but the DILG said all efforts for testing should be done with the help of the Department of Health.

The politiko also wants additional supplies of protective gear for healthcare workers.