Lucio Tan donates P15M COVID-19 testing lab | Bilyonaryo Business News

Lucio Tan donates P15M COVID-19 testing lab

As the number of coronavirus cases continue to spike, the Philippines needs extensive healthcare services and isolation facilities.

Bilyonaryo Lucio Tan is one that has taken note of this. He is donating a bio-molecular laboratory with a capacity of 4,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests per day, the Phlippine Daily Inquirer reported.
The COVID-19 testing lab, located inside the former blood center of the Philippine Red Cross in Batangas City, is in line with the airline, tobacco and beer tycoon’s efforts to increase coronavirus testing int he country.

LT Group president and COO Michael Tan said the facility, which would help quickly identify and isolate coronavirus patients, would be completed within a month.

Apart from COVID-19, the facility’s PCR machine can also detect other diseases like hepatitis, cancer, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV dengue and Zika.


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