iGene Laboratory Donates 25,000 SARS-CoV-2 PCR Kits to Indonesia


Singapore-based iGene Laboratory Pte. Ltd donates 25,000 SARS-CoV-2 PCR Kits to Indonesia to assist the government of the Republic of Indonesia in managing the COVID-19 disease outbreak. The occasion was marked with a symbolic hand-over ceremony at the Republic of Indonesia Embassy in Singapore on 13 September 2021 hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador, H.E. Suryo Pratomo.

The donated RT-PCR kits will be handed over for immediate deployment in the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital and Dr. Esnawan Hospital Indonesia.

Mr. Kane Black, CEO of iGene Laboratory and parent company INEX Innovate, said – “In what are unprecedented challenging times in our lifetime, it is crucial that we come together and assist one another. We are pleased and grateful to be able to step up and play a small role in supporting Indonesia’s continuing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in times of need.”

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore has been actively helping to facilitate the donations. H.E. Suryo Pratomo highlighted the show of solidarity and sense of community in the times of COVID-19 and added, “The silver lining of the pandemic is proving the strength of the relationship between Indonesia and Singapore at various levels.”

The aid has been transported by the Indonesian Air Force’s C-130 Hercules aircraft on September 13, 2021 from Paya Lebar Air Base Singapore to Halim Air Base with the assistance of Singapore The Ministry of Defence.

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