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KIDAPAWAN CITY OPENS 2ND BIOMOLECULAR LABORATORY

The Kidapawan City government has announced the opening of the newly-completed P35.4-million biomolecular laboratory as a proactive measure against COVID-19 infections.

Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the Department of Health – Soccsksargen (DOH-12) Director Dr. Aristides Concepcion-Tan personally inspected and gave the go-signal to start the center’s operation.

“The laboratory will hasten the diagnosis and confirmation of COVID-19 infections from specimen samples.”

“The laboratory will hasten the diagnosis and confirmation of COVID-19 infections from specimen samples,” Evangelista said.

The building structure was funded by the local government unit amounting to P20 million, and another P5.4-million for its amenities.

On the other hand, the Energy Development Corporation, which is operating a geothermal power plant in Barangay Ilomavis, has acquired laboratory equipment for the center amounting to P10 million.

“The facility can provide the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for patients suspected of COVID-19 infection from this city and the nearby towns,” the mayor said.

“Personnel who underwent training for the operation of the facility got a 100% rating, which served as the basis for the approval of its license to operate.”

The DOH-12 said personnel who underwent training for the operation of the facility got a 100-percent rating, which served as the basis for the approval of its license to operate.

The biomolecular laboratory is the second COVID-19 response facility received by the city this month.

On February 11, the city also received the P10-million temporary treatment monitoring facility funded by the Office of the Civil Defense.

Both projects were built at the same city-owned property in Barangay Nuangan.

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