Chronic kidney disease is on the rise and remains a major public health concern. To help the Ilonggos, the Iloilo 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.
A much bigger Dialysis Center 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.
“Padayon ang serbisyo para sa kaayuhan sang mga Ilonggo! Ginpatukod naton ang Dialysis Center sa San Isidro para makahatag libre nga operasyon sa aton mga kasimanwa. We inspected the area to see that we are on track with the developments so we create a level up health service for the Ilonggos,” Treñas said.
“The centerpiece of our administration is public health that is why I made sure the dialysis center project will be realized. This is free dialysis treatment for Ilonggos who need them, and will defray them of at least P4,000 fee per dialysis session,” he added.
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 clinic or hospital fees.
Already operational is the Uswag Iloilo Dialysis Center in Brgy. East Baluarte, Molo, which opened since 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 session per patient.
The goal of the City Government is to provide excellent and sustainable healthcare services to Ilonggos. (Andrea Pearl Fernandez/ Iloilo City PIO)