Lingayen-Dagupan clergy donate PCR testing unit
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).
“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.”
The archdiocese also donated COVID-19 testing kits to the Department of Health. —Tina G. Santos
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