MAYNILAD-DLSMC INAUGURATES RT-PCR TESTING CENTER
July 20, 2020
Maynilad Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan looks on as Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez (right) and Delos Santos Medical Center (DLSMC) CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan unveil the Commemorative Plaque of Collaboration marking the formal inauguration of the “Maynilad-DLSMC RT-PCR Testing Center”.
The new COVID-19 testing and laboratory center inside the DLSMC compound in Quezon City was constructed to help boost the country’s testing capacity, in line with national efforts to curb the pandemic. Once the P15-million facility opens, it can conduct and process Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests for some 200 patients daily. RT-PCR is the standard testing procedure recommended by the World Health Organization in detecting COVID-19. Maynilad and DLSMC are companies under Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), with DLSMC as one of 16 hospitals under Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc.