- Lucio Tan and his holding firm LT Group, has donated a COVID-19 bio laboratory in Batangas
- The P15-million worth bio lab is capable of conducting 4,000 COVID-19 tests a day
- Aside from the new bio lab, the group also donated 40 ventilators, five PCR machines, two ambulances, and one x-ray machine to several hospitals in the country
Lucio Tan has donated a COVID-19 laboratory in Batangas.
Lucio Tan’s holding firm LT Group Inc has donated a bio-molecular laboratory to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Batangas City worth P15 million. The laboratory is capable of conducting 4,000 COVID-19 tests daily using its own automated RNA extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine. The lab also aims to boost the testing capacity of the country against coronavirus.
The bio lab is expected to be finished within a month and will augment the testing opera
tions of Red Cross Mandaluyong headquarters. Another lab is also scheduled to operate soon in Manila’s Port Area.
LT Group president and chief operating officer Michael Tan shared that the impressive new lab is capable of quickly identifying, isolating and referring COVID-19 positive patients for proper treatment.
Aside from COVID-19 testing, the bio lab’s PCR machine can also detect other diseases like tub
erculosis, dengu e, malaria, hepatitis and Zika, among others.
In a statement released by LTG said the donation is part of their contribution to the government’s efforts against the spread of coronavirus.
“LT Group’s donation is part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic which covers different facets of the battle against the virus – from providing supplies to medical health workers, to beefing up hospitals, and providing food and water to frontliners manning different borders,” the statement said.
Aside from the new bio lab, the group also donated 40 ventilators, five PCR machines, two ambulances, and one x-ray machine to several hospitals in the country.