The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) commemorates the first anniversary since the visit of his eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to the Philippine Red Cross Logistics and Multipurpose Centre (PLMC) molecular laboratory last October 08, 2020.
Cardinal Tagle visited and blessed the newly built PLMC molecular laboratory, PRC’s 2nd molecular laboratory, in the country. Since then, PRC has established 14 molecular laboratories nationwide and has tested to over 4,528,998, which is 21% of the country’s national testing output.
“One year ago ay nagpunta ang aking pinsan na si Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle dito sa PLMC molecular laboratory at nagsagawa ng blessing upang maging matagumpay ang ating laban kontra COVID-19. Sa ngayon ay nalalapit na sa 5 million tests ang nagagawa ng PRC, at mas marami ang buhay na ating naisasalba sa pamamagitan ng pagtetest at upang hindi makahawa sa mga mahal natin sa buhay,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC continues to push for regular testing as it lowers prices for its swab and saliva RT-PCR test to make it affordable to its clients, who want to get tested for COVID-19. PRC also continues its operation in partner malls as saliva collection sites to make them accessible and convenient to everyone.
PRC also is very active in its COVID-19 response such as the Bakuna Centers, the deployment of Bakuna Buses to vaccinate individuals in far-flung areas, the deployment of food trucks to feed lockdown-affected individuals, and the establishment of the different PRC Isolation Facilities and Emergency Field Hospital for mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.