Ayala donates COVID testing machines to Davao City hospital
Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Ayala Corp., the country’s oldest conglomerate, is helping boost the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 testing capacity of Davao City.

The city’s daily testing capacity will increase by 1,000 with the medical equipment recently donated by the Ayala Foundation to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).

“The donation is an expression of the Ayala group’s continuing commitment to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic as it participates in Task Force T3 (Test, Trace, and Treat) convened by the Inter-Agency Task Force–National Task Force and Department of Health,” Ayala said in a statement.

The conglomerate has been working with the SPMC in the past few years.

In 2018, Ayala donated laser eye equipment for the treatment of cancer patients at the SPMC Cancer Institute.

Last December, the group turned over the newly refurbished House of Hope Halfway House, where pediatric patients of the SPMC Cancer Institute can stay with their families or caregivers while undergoing treatment.

Ayala, through Ayala Land and AC Health, is also constructing testing laboratories in Bulacan, Batangas, Laguna and Iloilo.

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