Energy Development CorporationEnergy Development Corporation (EDC) turned over 700 universal transport mediums (UTMs) and 432 detection kits to the Valencia Birthing and Rural Health Unit that the municipality of Valencia can use for its ongoing massive contact tracing and swab testing.
EDC has been providing COVID-19 assistance to Valencia as well as to the province of Negros Oriental to help them build resilience amid the health and economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will continue to help our partner communities in Valencia and the provincial government of Negros Oriental in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic as we in EDC provide the uninterrupted supply of clean, renewable 24/7 power that our province needs for its green recovery,” said Norreen Bautista, head of EDC’s corporate social responsibility team in Negros.
Dr. Cheryl Luz Eullaran, municipal health officer, thanked EDC on behalf of the local government: “Your recent donation of 432 kits of Sansure detection kits will definitely go a long way for the constituents of Valencia as we are relentless in our efforts in curbing cases of COVID-19.
“Because of your generosity, we are able to further our testing as part of the mitigation activities of the community. As our public health system capacity relies on detecting, testing, contact tracing and isolation, the need for the UTMs is essential. Thank you for your continuous generous support.”
Last year, EDC supplied P11 million worth of state-of-the-art RT-PCR machines and peripherals to help the province put up its own molecular laboratory. EDC also donated P5.6 million worth of RT-PCR kits and P1.84 million worth of rapid antibody test kits. (Story/Photos by: Frances Ariola)