Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc said the provincial government is donating a multimillion automated extraction machine (AEM) to the state-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC).
The AEM machine is expected to boost the hospital’s testing capacity for the coronavirus disease (COVID19).
Manotoc said the AEM machine will more than double the hospital’s testing capacity from 300 to 700 per day.
“The automated extractor machine is expected to arrive in the next few weeks and we will donate it to MMMH&MC,” he said.
The MMMH&MC is the second DOH-retained hospital to be accredited in the Ilocos Region.