Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista led Wednesday, August 26, the inauguration of the first local government-run drug testing laboratory in Region 12.
“Katuparan ito sa matagal ng hinahangad na magkaroon ng sariling drug testing laboratory ang City Government upang masawata ang problema sa illegal na droga,” the mayor said.
Payment for drug testing in the facility amounts to P200 and anyone who will undergo the test has to bring valid identification card.
“Online na ang sistema ng drug test dahil agad -agad na ipapasa ang resulta sa main server ng DOH (Department of Health) National Office sa Metro Manila,” the city government said.
It also said that fake drug test results can also be prevented since the results will be confirmed and certified by the DOH.
If the test result is negative, it can be released within 30 minutes while for positive result, it will take four to five days since it needs to be confirmed by the DOH, the local government added.