Chronic kidney disease is on the rise and remains a major public health concern.
To help the Ilonggos, the City Government is building an additional dialysis center that will provide free services to reduce medical expenses.
This is one of City Hall’s initiatives as Mayor Jerry Treñas stressed that among the administration’s priorities is to address the health needs of the people.
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A much bigger Dialysis Center is currently being constructed in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro will have 14 stations to cater to more patients.
This will offer free services to metro residents battling chronic kidney disease and will accommodate more patients with its opening scheduled later this year.
This provides relief for Ilonggos in need, saving them at least P4,000 per dialysis session.
Those who can avail of hemodialysis treatment are Iloilo City residents, indigents, and active members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
Dialysis centers are being established in districts to help indigent recipients in the city who are burdened by costly private clinics or hospital fees.
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Already operational is the Uswag Iloilo Dialysis Center in Brgy. East Baluarte, Molo, which opened in December last year.
The health facility in Molo has three stations or dialysis machines that can serve up to six patients or two patients per station with four hours of sessions per patient.
The goal of the City Government is to provide excellent and sustainable healthcare services to Ilonggos. (Andrea Pearl Fernandez/ Iloilo City PIO)