Kidney patients may now avail themselves of subsidized dialysis at Valenzuela City hospital
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MANILA, Philippines — People with kidney problems and who need dialysis in Valenzuela City and in nearby areas can now avail themselves of hemodialysis services offered by the city government-run Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital.
The hospital officially opened its Dialysis Center earlier this month, aimed at providing low-cost hemodialysis treatments for the people.
The hospital, which was inaugurated in November 2012, has five brand-new dialysis machines in a room especially designed to make the hours-long treatment comfortable. It is staffed by a resident nephrologist, a doctor specializing in kidney problems.
The city government said many of the hospital’s patients were senior citizens who used to get their dialysis treatments from private hospitals in and around the city.
The city government said that non-Valenzuela residents can avail themselves of the hemodialysis treatment for a P3,750-fee. City residents can get the service at half the price, while indigent patients get it at P1,275. PhilHealth Card holders only need to present their card to avail themselves of the services.
Aside from dialysis treatment, the Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital also has operating and delivery rooms, as well as ultrasound, radiology, X-ray, blood bank and laboratory units, among others.
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