FOLLOWING the viral video showing actor Robin Padilla doing the swabbing himself, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III finds it rather questionable as results of his COVID-19 test may not be conclusive.
At the Laging Handa public briefing, Duque said that there is also no guarantee that protocols and standards were followed.
“Meron tayong mga panuntunan o pamantayan para gawin ‘yan. Hindi puwedeng sarili mong gagawin ‘yan. Kung hindi naman ito naaayon sa mga tamang pamantayan ay kaduda-duda ang magiging resulta so hindi po natin dapat ginagawa ito,” Duque said.
Earlier this week, Robin Padilla went viral for posting a video of himself conducting a self-swab aboard a boat, in the absence of a medical professional.
Aside from Padilla, Duque also snapped at Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon over her social media post where she was supposedly crowdsourcing for COVID-19 vaccines for sale.
The Health Secretary reminded the public that COVID-19 vaccines are not for sale.
“Wala pang certificate of product registration kaya hindi mo pwedeng ibenta sa open market,” Duque further averred.