Dialysis unit inaugurated in Benguet Hospital

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet– The Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) continues to receive of numerous blessings to improve its services and improve its existing facilities with the assistance of concerned public officials and government agencies.

The latest service added to the hospital’s existing services is the operation of its dialysis unit situated near the molecular laboratory to cater to the increasing need for hemodialysis treatment.

Health and local officials led by Undersecretary Roger Tong-an, Benguet caretaker representative and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap and Gov. Melchor D. Diclas led the inauguration of the dialysis unit which was initially provided with some ten hemodialysis machines in preparation for the issuance of its license to operate to cater to the increasing demand for hemodialysis treatment in public hospitals.

Further, the dialysis unit will be provided with another ten dialysis machines courtesy of the health department while some 20 machines are being programmed for purchase next year as funds for the said purpose will be included in the agency’s annual budget.

The BeGH dialysis unit will be catering to the hemodialysis treatment of kidney patients wanting to avail of such services from public health facilities so that they can be able to avail of the 90 cycles that will be provided by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and the funds from the government’s medical assistance for indigent patients (MAIP) for them to be spared from the huge expenses to be incurred from the said medical treatment.

Initially, BeGH chief of hospital Dr. Meliarazon Dulay claimed that there were only 2 dialysis machines installed in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) wards.

She expressed her gratitude to Undersecretary Tong-an, Congressman Yap and Gov. Diclas for consolidating their efforts for the realization of the establishment of the dialysis unit to greatly boost the existing health care services being provided by the hospital currently managed and administered by the provincial government.

Congressman Yap stated that more blessings are yet to come for BeGH not only for this year but also in the coming years as appropriate representations are being made with concerned government agencies to continue providing funds for the put up of various structures within the compound that will increase the health services it is offering to the people to help in decongesting other medical facilities in nearby areas.

At present, the lawmaker is currently pooling available personal and private resources to procure equipment for patients undergoing treatment and confined in the said facility.

By HENT
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