THE head of the state-run Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) said Tuesday, September 22, that their employees will undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.
CIAC president Aaron Aquino said he recently approved the allocation of P600,000 budget for the PCR testing of 113 employees on a quarterly basis at no cost to the employees.
"We were able to realign (the budget) to have our people tested free to ensure the health and safety of our personnel which will also benefit their families and communities. To ascertain one is Covid-free is peace of mind, something everyone needs to continue being productive at work," Aquino said.
On top of the existing protocols imposed since March, the CIAC executive also ordered continuation of two batches of skeletal staff reporting for work, the daily check-up of employees by in-house nurses, the prohibition of large group gathering, and the set-up of a Client Transaction Area for visitors and stakeholders.
"We continue to educate our staff on ways to contain the outbreak by applying proactive and appropriate health safety protocols," Aquino said.
Last June 4, all CIAC employees were tested with the assistance of the local government unit of Angeles City and found to be negative from Covid-19.
Three more rounds of tests of CIAC personnel were conducted on July 22, August 12 and September 18 which also yielded negative results.