Ivan Mayrina reported on GMA News “24 Oras” on Wednesday that the doctor in question was identified as Jovith Royales, manager and chief executive officer of the Best Care and Diagnostic Clinic in Valenzuela.
The complainant is Dra. Alma Radovan-Onia, medical director of the Joni Villanueva Molecular and Diagnostic Laboratory in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Onia complained that Royales continued to use the name JVMDL for his Best Care Clinic in swab tests even though the latter stopped sending them swab samples in October.
It is said that the two laboratories previously agreed that Best Care will send JVMDL the swab samples they can get for testing.
The COVID-19 test results obtained from Best Care are said to be evidence against Royales.
He also said that Best Care also claims it uses reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for swab samples even if they are not.
It appears that the Department of Health has not authorized Best Care to conduct the COVID-19 test.
Doctor in Valenzuela allegedly forges RT-PCR test results
According to a JVMDL spokesperson, a medical technician at Best Care himself revealed the irregularities in their clinic.
GMA News went to Best Care to get Royales’ side, but they said the doctor was at the meeting. After waiting for two hours, it was said that he was not there and no one could tell where he was.
The local government of Valenzuela wrote to Best Care, ordering them to explain within three days why they should not be closed or suspended in the face of allegations of irregularities.
He said the government will investigate the alleged forgers of the RT-PCR test results.
This is after it was reported that one diagnostic center in Valenzuela City is doing this.
“We will investigate that. We will give the RITM and the DOH a flag on this, kung pwede ibigay niyo samin ang details so we can investigate,” said Galvez.