Supporting the Government Detecting the Spread of Covid-19 Pyridam Farma Provides Mobile PCR Lab at Tirta Medical Center
Jakarta, 23 September 2020. Mobile Polymerase Chain Reaction Lab or better known as Mobile PCR Lab, plays an important role in efforts to deal with the spread of Covid-19 in Indonesia. The existence of the Mobile PCR Lab is very important, because it can help detect patients exposed to Covid-19 more quickly, so that the decision will be faster to isolate or treat patients exposed to the virus in order to cut the spread of Covid-19.
“Pyridam Farma as a pharmaceutical company is very supportive of the government’s steps and programs in breaking the chain of the spread of Covid-19. Early detection of the spread of Covid-19, which is fast, flexible and easily accessible to the public, is absolutely necessary. Apart from providing modern and traditional immunity-enhancing medicines and products related to the prevention and treatment of Covid-19, Pyridam Farma also provides a Mobile PCR Lab which will be operated by Tirta Medical Center, “said Ryan Arvin, Corporate Secretary of PT Pyridam. Farma Tbk., In its press release on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Ryan added that the Mobile PCR Lab provided by Pyridam Farma has met the health protocol standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the Mobile PCR Lab, we have provided various virus testing equipment, such as PCR machines and their supporters, PCR reagent test kits and consumables and PPE. This PCR car also meets PCR laboratory safety standards. It is planned that there will be more than 10 PCR cars prepared to meet the needs of PCR swabs in Indonesia, 2 of which can be operated by Tirta Medical Center. In the near future, other PCR Lab cars will finish manufacturing and as soon as possible
helping the community and government to detect and stop the spread of Covid-19.
“The Mobile PCR Lab already uses the latest technology with a capacity of 1,000 tests per day and the results will come out approximately 2 hours after the examination. With the Mobile PCR Lab operated by Tirta Medical Center, Pyridam Farma hopes that it will further assist the community, agencies and government in detecting the spread of Covid-19 so that it will be faster to break the chain of spreading the virus, “said Ryan.
Meanwhile Dr. Fitriani Sukri, Director of Tirta Medical Center, said that we are looking forward to this collaboration to further support us in testing for Covid-19. Through the Mobile PCR Lab, we believe that it can be faster and more accurate in detecting the presence of viruses in the body, whether those who are indeed in certain sick conditions, have symptoms of Covid-19, or have no symptoms of Covid-19 at all, which is better known as OTG (People Without Symptoms) or asymptomatic.
“We began operating the Mobile PCR Lab last week, the goal is that the examination will be more flexible, not mixed with other disease checks, has high accessibility, also gets the results of examinations quickly and the process of treating patients who are positive for Covid-19. Besides being used for PCR tests, we also use this car for rapid testing, “added Dr. Fitriani Sukri.
About Pyridam Farma Tbk.
Pyridam Farma Tbk is a pharmaceutical company where Pyridam’s main business is producing modern and traditional medicines and also the distribution of medical devices such as laboratory equipment and PCR test kits. This company was founded in 1972 and has become a public company on the stock exchange since 2001.
Pyridam manufactures a wide range of pharmaceutical products such as Antibiotics, Vitamins, Supplements, and Traditional Herbal Treatments. The company has more than 200 products in the form of tablets, caplets, capsules, cream syrups and ointments. Apart from that, Pyridam also produces prescription products such as penicillin and non-penicillin antibiotics, anti-tuberculosis, and drugs
pain relievers, as well as non-prescription vitamin products, cold and cough suppressants, and antipyretics.
About Tirta Medical Center
Tirta Medical Center is a company engaged in the health sector and has been established since 2003 in Jakarta. Tirta Medical Center is part of the Fullerton Health Group based in Singapore. In running its business, Tirta Medical Center is committed to becoming a medical service provider that provides premium services at both the corporate level and the general public. The types of health services provided by Tirta Medical Center are Medical Check Up, Medical Site Service (Provision of Medical Services in a company environment), Third Party Administration / Administration Service Only and Medical Evacuation.
In line with the increasing trust and demand of clients and the community, Tirta Medical Center has expanded its range of services in Indonesia and built 15 branch clinics throughout Indonesia, namely in Jakarta, Tangerang, Surabaya, Makassar, Kalimantan and Bali. In order to support the program