Technical assistance for Davao COVID-19 facility

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News




The City Government of Davao requested UP Mindanao to lend its expertise in the plan to convert the Davao City Los Amigos Health Center into a COVID-19 testing facility. A UP Mindanao team conducted an inspection of the site on 5 May 2020 together with the city council, health, and engineering officials.

Meanwhile, the Davao City Filipino-Chinese Community thru its convenor, Chairman Johnny Go, donated seven PCR kits and four Extraction Kits to UP Mindanao, that are now in the CSM lab. These are from the efforts of Mr. Sebastian Angliongto, chairperson of the UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI).

In addition, the UPMFI has requested SM Investments Corporation, through its vice-chairperson Ms. Tessie Coson, to donate a real-time PCR machine, an extraction machine, and a biosafety cabinet, for the Davao City COVID-19 testing lab.