NVizcaya PHO, PDEA uncover violations of drug testing centers
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (23 October) -- Officials of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here recently found two of the three drug testing centers here of violations.
Three establishments, namely JKart Drug Testing Center, ESQ Drug Testing Center and Isabela Drug Testing Center were recently subjected into a surprise test visit utilizing plainclothed policemen on Wednesday (October 18) posing as customers.
It turned out that two of the three firms are violating policies and regulations, said George Pinaroc, drug testing specialist of the PHO.
Pinaroc said ESQ Drug Testing Center was conducting drug testing among his clients on non- appearance basis while Isabela Drug Testing Center s specimen was unlabelled.
He said cases are being prepared against the erring drug testing centers for submission to proper courts.
The surprise inspection and clandestine operation was prompted by complaints from the s customers, claiming that their operation is clothed with violations. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]