A woman undergoes swab test for coronavirus at GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

GSI Lab Launches Free PCR Tests

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Jakarta. Digital lending platform Kredivo has donated $100,000 to Genomik Solidaritas Indonesia (GSI), a private institution that runs paid coronavirus diagnostic tests and is among the country’s biggest testing facilities.

The donation allowed GSI Lab to provide more than 2,000 free polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based tests in Jakarta, the hardest hit by the Indonesian outbreak, on Tuesday.

Indonesia has recorded 1.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began -- Jakarta is home to more than 25 percent of cases countrywide.

GSI Lab, which claims to have a capacity of 5,000 PCR tests per day, has earned support from the government who is still struggling to meet the World Health Organization’s minimum test number.

Indonesia needs to test at least 267,000 people per week to meet the WHO requirement.

A health worker takes a swab from a woman inside her car during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A GSI Lab technician conducts drive-through diagnostic test for coronavirus in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker inside a swab test chamber takes a swab from a man during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes specimen sample for coronavirus detection inside a GSI Lab test chamber in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wearing protective gear is seen during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A medical worker wearing protective suit is seen at GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker inside a swab test chamber takes a swab from a woman during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman undergoes swab test for coronavirus at GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health workers are seen during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
GSI Lab staff conduct drive-through coronavirus tests in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Kredivo General Manager, Lily Suriani and GSI dr. Nino Susanto, GSI Lab President Director are seen during a Covid-19 PCR test at the GSI Lab in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Kredivo General Manager Lily Suriani, left, symbolically hands donation to GSI Lab President Director dr. Nino Susanto in Cilandak, South Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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