5 QC centers to have dialysis, chemo roomsBy Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Five health centers in Quezon City will soon have dialysis and chemotherapy facilities.
The city council on Friday said it had authorized the establishment of dialysis clinics with X-ray facilities and chemotherapy rooms in select health centers to address the medical needs of indigent residents.
“Dialysis treatment is very costly. Sometimes it’s a burden to families because of its price and [the cost of the machine’s] maintenance,” said Councilor Jessica Castelo Daza, author of the approved ordinance.
Dialysis and chemotherapy rooms will soon be opened at the health centers in Toro Hills, Doña Narcisa, Escopa, Arsenia J. Maximo and at the Kamuning Super Health Center.
The city government will shortly ask for a license to operate dialysis clinics from the Department of Health, Daza said.