Through SM Foundation, and in coordination with DOH and Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, SM donates local PCR test kits for 4,000 tests to Baguio City. Baguio General Hospital is one of the first recipients of local GenAmplify PCR test kits, and is among the hospitals SM is donating P 30M worth of test kits to, equivalent to 20,000 tests, in response to the plan of mass Covid-19 testing in the city.
These Manila Healthtek GenAmplify PCR test kits have been much awaited, not only because it is developed by UP-NIH scientists and is a great homegrown response to the fight against COVID-19, but local production will further bolster much-needed mass testing requirements of the country.
SM Foundation has also provided Baguio General Hospital with supplemental testing accessories they need, including hyperfilter tips, system racks and cryovials. Previously, the foundation has also sent BGH 1 ICU-grade ventilator and two shipments of PPEs, including full suits, gloves, masks and alcohol.