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Lingayen-Dagupan clergy donate PCR testing unit

04:37 AM April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —vThe clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, donated medical equipment to help detect the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among patients at a government hospital in Baguio City.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan said the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) unit is now functional at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC).

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“With this additional equipment, the BGHMC hopes to test additional 360 cases per day above their current output,” Villegas said in a statement.

When the pandemic is over, the bishop said the PCR would be donated to a hospital in Dagupan City “so that the poor and the sick may have better access to health facilities.”

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The archdiocese also donated COVID-19 testing kits to the Department of Health. —Tina G. Santos

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