DOH-CALABARZON opens Cabuyao hemodialysis center for COVID patients

CALAMBA CITY, May 25 (PIA) - The Department of Health Region IV-A (DOH IV-A) recently opened a new facility for patients with kidney problems who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Last May 19, Regional Director Eduardo Janairo led the opening of the Hemodialysis Center for Covid patients at the Cabuyao City Hospital in Barangay San Isidro. 

With a total of 20 dialysis stations that can ammodate around 150 patients per day, the hemodialysis center is the first project established by DOH IV-A through a tripartite agreement between the city government of Cabuyao and NephroMed Asia Medical Group. 

“This hemodialysis center will cater solely for patients with kidney problems who tested positive for the coronavirus. Dito, ang mga pasyenteng positibo sa Covid virus ay tatanggapin at hindi tatanggihan na gaya ng ginagawa ng ibang hospital,” Janairo said of the facility which the regional health office helped establish. 

[This hemodialysis center will cater solely for patients with kidney problems who tested positive for the coronavirus. Here, patients who tested positive for the coronavirus will be accepted and not turned away like what other hospitals do.] 

The region’s top doctor assured that patients will receive the best services possible as the DOH IV-A facilitated the accreditation and License to Operate (LTO) for this project. 

Aware of the treatment costs, Janairo assured that patients who will undergo dialysis need not worry about paying for their treatment. 

“Sasagutin ng PhilHealth ang gastos at kung may kulang pa ay pupunan ito ng regional office through the medical assistance for indigents program. Kaya walang dahilan upang hindi makapagpagamot ang mga pasyenteng nangangailangan ng dialysis treatment,”

[PhilHealth will shoulder the costs, while the regional office will pay for the remaining costs through the medical assistance for indigents program. There is no longer a reason for patients not to get their dialysis treatment.]

Aside from the treatment costs, Janairo added that DOH will also assist in logistics augmentation, including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when needed. (PB/DOH 4-A)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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