QUEZON CITY, April 30 (PIA) — The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) distributed locally produced ethyl alcohol with virgin coconut oil (VCO) to several hospitals in Manila.
According to PUP, among the beneficiary hospitals are Philippine General Hospital, Santa Ana Hospital, Jose Reyes Hospital, San Lazaro Hospital and Ospital ng Maynila.
Last March, the PUP, through its Institute for Science and Technology Research (ISTR), started its initial production of ethyl alcohol with VCO. The initiative is part of the university’s continued response against COVID-19.
The said project with a total funding of Php4.9 million from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was led by Dr. Armin S. Coronado of the PUP ISTR.
Coronado then said that they have innovated on the formulation and recently added virgin coconut oil because of its anti-viral properties.
Aside from hospitals in Manila, the project will also benefit barangays in Manila, police stations aside from the PUP community. (PIA NCR)