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Megaworld Donates P60M To Fund Covid-19 Test Laboratories

Megaworld donates P60M worth of Covid-19 test labs to Philippine Red Cross. These new test labs are capable of conducting around 10,000 Covid-19 tests per day.

Megaworld Donates P60M To Fund Covid-19 Test Laboratories

Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corporation has donated P60-million to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to set up COVID-19 testing laboratories in Metro Manila.

The donation was used to purchase of four (4) brand-new sets of COVID-19 test laboratories. Each test laboratory has two RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) machines, one (1) RNA machine that speeds up the test capability of the laboratory, a medical lab freezer, and a bio-safety cabinet that protects samples from contamination.

Megaworld Donates P60M To Fund Covid-19 Test Laboratories

“This will further strengthen our government’s efforts in detecting COVID-19 cases so we can really get to focus on them and prevent more people from being infected. The Philippine Red Cross has the experience and capability to operate these testing laboratories, and we are confident that this project can greatly help in having more people tested fast,” says Kevin Andrew L. Tan, chief strategy officer, Megaworld.

The new testing laboratories are capable of conducting around 10,000 COVID-19 tests every day. Results of each test sample may be released within three hours.

Megaworld Donates P60M To Fund Covid-19 Test Laboratories

“We continue to look for more projects and partnerships like this so we can further help government in saving lives and beat the virus,” adds Tan.

During the past weeks, Megaworld, along with its subsidiaries, have been distributing food and grocery bags to healthcare and border security frontliners around Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

The company also dispatched its Citylink buses to provide free transport to medical personnel to and from hospitals in Metro Manila.

Megaworld Donates P60M To Fund Covid-19 Test Laboratories

Its socio-civic arm, Megaworld Foundation, also distributed face mask to various foundations to protect the elderly and orphan beneficiaries.

Megaworld Hotels, on the other hand, also distributed shower caps, toiletries like soaps and shampoo, as well as personal protective equipment (PPEs) to various hospitals and local government units around the country.

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Dhadha Garcia is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod, PH. She is a mompreneur, a full-time blogger, and a content creator. She started blogging in 2007 and became one of the pioneers of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. (NBSI) in 2009, where she has received several awards and nominations for her blogs. She also writes at www.twenteenmom.com and www.classysweets.com.

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