Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco has formally opened the hemodialysis unit at the Navotas City Hospital.
The hospital’s five hemodialysis machines can serve 10 to 15 patients daily.
“Based on the Top 10 Mortality and Morbidity Survey, we found that many die because of kidney diseases. Patients also spend so much for dialysis,” Tiangco said.
“Our response had been swift: the establishment of a hemodialysis unit in our hospital,” he added.
Each session costs P2,600 but patients who have Philhealth cards or have yet to exhaust their free 90 dialysis sessions a year will not be charged.
Senior citizens and persons with disabilities who have exceeded 90 sessions are entitled to 20 percent discount from the standard fee.
“We seek continuous improvement of our health facilities and services. We want to promote and protect the well-being of what we consider our greatest treasure, the Navoteños,” Tiangco said.