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Low-cost dialysis centers in QC soon

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Good news for kidney patients who live in Quezon City.

The city health office will soon open dialysis centers in each of the city’s five districts so that residents who suffer from kidney problems can avail themselves of the treatment for free or at a minimal cost.

Each center will have dialysis equipment and x-ray machines just like the one at Toro Hills which provides affordable medical treatment to underprivileged renal  patients.

City health office chief Dr. Antonieta Inumerable said that 10 dialysis machines, some donations from the United States, would be distributed to strategically-placed health centers that would soon be converted into dialysis centers.

Several nurses have been hired to serve at the centers, four of which will open in Kamuning, Doña Nicasia, Novaliches and Escopa, she added.

The establishment of the dialysis centers, according to Inumerable, is part of the city government’s program to improve the delivery of health services to  residents, particularly those who cannot afford the high cost of hospitalization and services like dialysis.

She said that initially, there was also a plan to offer chemotherapy at the centers although this was dropped due to concerns over hazardous waste and the need to hire doctors to oversee the procedure.

According to her, for indigent patients requiring dialysis two or three times a week, having at least two sessions free will be a big help.

Inumerable added that the service would also be made available to residents whose continuous dialysis treatments have taken a toll on their finances.


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  • zeroko

    These project could not have materialized if there was no donor from America. So, Bistek can not claim the project to his name. Besides, he is just a public servant who has no right on any project. It is still tax payers money. 

    “Kaya lang”, he can pretend to be responsible for the project for re-election purposes. Very active siya ngayon, naroon ang golf fest, and musicfest, and a movie. He he he. He only works for 2 years, and the last year, he devotes it for re-election purposes. Typical politician, a good tactician.

  • UrHONOR

    GREAT NEWS for CKD patients.  Balita ko, ang average cost ng dialysis is somewhere between 5 and 8,000 pesos/session…..3x/week….4x/month is from 60 to 96,000 pesos per month. Ang walang ganyang halagang may CKD, sa Manila Memorial ang siguradong punta.

    Sa bagong libreng facility, nawa ang procedure ng pag-da-dialysis ay ayon sa tamang paraan at hindi sa “libreng” paraan.

    MABUHAY ka Dr Inumerable!

  • David Moskowitz

    Far more useful than a few dialysis machines would be the news that 90% of dialysis can be prevented. In 2002, I published how to reverse early-stage kidney failure due to diabetes or high blood pressure (http://www.genomed.com/pdf/diabetes.technology.therapeutics.pdf). Anybody with diabetes or high blood pressure is invited to contact http://www.genomed.com. Our treatment works best early on, before a person has lost more than half of their kidney function. Ask your doctor how much you have left.



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