Iloilo City Clinical Laboratory to offer free lab services for residents

Iloilo City Government aims to provide sustainable healthcare services beyond the pandemic. The current Uswag Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo will be converted into a clinical laboratory with the soon-to-be completion of the main facility in the area.


Iloilo city Clinical Laboratory Free for Iloilo City Residents
Iloilo City Clinical Laboratory Facility (formerly a Molecular Laboratory), San Pedro, Molo, Iloilo City.

The Uswag Iloilo Clinical Laboratory is targeted to operate by May this year. Some of the initial services will include diagnostic laboratory tests on urine, blood, cholesterol, and even ultrasound package. 

“As much as possible, we would like to make the lab works available for free for city residents,” Mayor Jerry P. TreƱas said.

 

“It is our aim to give the Ilonggos excellent and sustainable healthcare services even beyond the pandemic,” he added.

 

Dr. Annabelle Tang, the Acting City Health Officer (ACHO) said they are planning to affiliate with universities offering medical technology courses so that the clinical laboratory can serve as a training ground for their students. 


Meanwhile, the main COVID-19 molecular laboratory is more than 80 percent completed with six dormitory rooms for the staff.


Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo
City Clinical Laboratory with the hardworking staff on duty.


The city has started its own RT-PCR testing in November 2020 duly accredited by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine of the Department of Health. 


As of March 12, 2022, there were 162,423 swab samples collected, with 126,296 samples tested. (via Iloilo City PIO)


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