The provincial government of Cavite is putting up one of the country’s biggest laboratories for COVID-19 testing, which once fully operational would be able to finish 10,000 tests a day for the coronavirus.
Governor Jonvic Remulla announced this Thursday in a Facebook post, saying the first laboratory will be built at the De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Hospital, which can perform 3,000 tests a day.
“We are building two more laboratories to service the province,” Remulla said.
In preparation for the coronavirus vaccine once it is available, he said Cavite shall implement a provincial ID system for effective administration purposes.
“Once a vaccine is made available, the government should be ready to respond to the following public concerns: 1. How do we administer 220,000,000 doses (2 shots per person x 110 million Filipinos)?,” the governor said.
“2. How do we do it without creating the least amount of panic and hysteria? Who gets it FIRST and how do people get it quickly enough? 3. How do we apply the lessons learned from the challenges we encountered during the SAP distribution and avoid the same mistakes when it comes to the availment and administration of the vaccine?” Remulla said.
“We should expect more from the Government,” he said, quoting Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero.
“If our hands are full in the containment strategy, then our best minds should have the foresight and prepare for the arrival of the vaccine. The good news is we are now crafting a proactive and viable plan for Cavite,” Remulla said.
The governor also revealed other plans for Cavite.
He noted that the provincial government will be launching an educational plan in 10 days, in preparation for the opening of classes on August 24.
“CLUE: #FreeWiFiForCavite,” Remulla wrote, hinting of free Internet services for schools in the province.