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Bataan town to operate own dialysis center soon

Dinalupihan town in Bataan province will be operating its own dialysis center in 2023, according to Dinalupihan Mayor German Santos Jr.

The mayor said the town government was preparing an initial15 dialysis machines that could serve four patients per machine every day or an equivalent of 60 dialysis patients a day.

Each patient will be attended in a room “and not in a mere cubicle” so that a watcher can be with the patient, officials said in a Punto Central Luzon report.

The report said the project will be in cooperation between the municipal government and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. where patients will pay nothing.

The LGU will provide two service vans to fetch and bring home patients, added the report.

In the Punto report, the mayor said that even patients from the neighboring towns of Hermosa and Orani can avail themselves of the service of the Dinalupihan dialysis center.

The dialysis center will be located at the former Dinalupihan quarantine area that served as Covid–19 isolation center at the back of the Bulwagan ng Bayan, the report said.