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Following the inspection of the first mega swabbing center in Roxas Boulevard yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH), together with National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio           Dizon, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano, inspected the designated eastern sector swabbing center inside Enderun CollegesinTaguigCity today. 
 
“We are still putting together the manpower who will operate these swabbing booths, but the DOH has agreed to supply these mega swabbing centers with 400 human resources for health,”said Health Secretary FranciscoT. Duque III signifying his commitment to support the operation of the four swabbing centers in Manila and Bulacan. 
 
The second mega swabbing center can accommodate 1,000 to 1,500 tests daily with its 56 testing booths manned by medical personnel from the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police, taking two shifts daily.  
 
In an interview, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzena confirmed that the military force still has enough human resources to deploy in different mega swabbing centers for the firsttwo weeks. To ensure that the deployed force has time to rest, additional personnel are needed to augment. The OfficeoftheExecutiveSecretaryhasissuedaMemorandumcallingforvolunteers who will assist as encoders and runners in the said mega swabbing centers.

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