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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



21 May 2020 09:54:10 AM

The House intensifies efforts to ensure the health and safety of Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the Health and COVID-19 Response Cluster of the House Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) tackled House Bill 6707 or the proposed “Crush COVID-19 Act” in an online meeting held Wednesday. The bill, principally authored by Rep. Janette Garin (1st District, Iloilo), pushes for baseline polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 testing for vulnerable members of society to intercept COVID-19 transmission. PhilHealth and Department of Health officials endorsed the bill. Committee on Health Chair Rep. Angelina Tan (4th District, Quezon), who presided over the meeting, said that while there is an urgency in considering the merits of the bill, the panel must still carefully examine it to ensure its necessity, beneficiality and practicability.