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St. Luke’s Medical Center addresses concerns on format of printed drug test results

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The management of St. Luke’s Medical Center on Thursday afternoon made clarifications on the format of printed drug test results the hospital provides to its patients.

The hospital released an official statement following concerns of critics questioning the authenticity of the drug test result taken by presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in its facility.

“The format of the printed test result is standard and common among all healthcare facilities authorized by the Department of Health (DoH) to conduct dangerous drug tests,” the statement read.

While it did not mention the former senator in its statement, the medical institution said it had to shed light on the drug tests being conducted in its facilities due to “public and media queries.”

Several social media posts spread online questioned the printed format of Marcos’ cocaine drug test result he submitted to various law enforcement agencies.

Some asked why the document lacked the logo of the medical center while others looked for the license numbers of the health professionals who performed the test.

Other critics also questioned why the document’s header stated that St. Luke’s Medical Center is located in Barangay Ususan in Taguig City when the hospital is actually in Barangay Fort Bonifacio.

“Regarding the mention of Barangay Ususan as our location, this is because that is the only available location in DoH Integrated Drug Test Operation Management Information System when St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City was accredited in 2010,” the management explained.

“We strongly encourage the public to refrain from posting misleading and inaccurate information on social media. St. Luke’s calls on everyone to verify the information they receive from others and the information they plan to post online,” it added.

The late dictator’s son underwent cocaine drug testing at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City in Taguig City on 22 November at around 12 p.m.

He subjected himself to cocaine drug testing days after no less than President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged that a candidate running for president in next year’s elections is into the said illegal substance.

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