Cognizant of the value of extensive testing, Watsons, the Filipino’s advanced health and wellness companion, immediately offers FDA-certified COVID-19 antigen test tools (with a price range of Php399-Php500) in whole its stores public.
Watsons advises its consumers that these testing kits should be served only by specialists, nurses, and medical technologists and need medical prescriptions. The standard terms established by the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) are at 80% sensitivity and 97% specificity, and Watson’s test kits can release at least 95% sensitivity and 99.2% specificity.
“As more people focus out to a job, school, and companies, Watsons understands that antigen test kits are essential in helping reduce device,” said Maita A. Santiago, Watsons Philippines Customer Director.
With NCR and some states in the Philippines presently under Alert Level 4, outdoor activities and intrazonal and interzonal travel have been provided. Management companies are completely operational while eateries exercise their al fresco dining spaces as more people dine. Barbershops, spas, gyms, and religious gatherings are permitted to operate at 30% capacity, guaranteeing that operators of these establishments and services, including religious ministers, have built their vaccination.
With the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) gently guiding the Covid limitations, having antigen testing possible at Watsons proposes more people will have entrance to affordable and efficient testing opportunities, which can occur in fewer devices. The antigen test cases use water as the indicator for the appearance of the virus, and issues can be detected in 30 minutes or less.
“Watsons is seeking a proactive position as the Philippines remains to combat this pandemic. Devices such as antigen testing kits further present valuable information and work as a guide, so the citizens will understand what steps to take,” Santiago continued.