Tatak Duterte | GenSan starts full operation of P26-M dialysis center



In honor of its indigent patients, the city government of General Santos has finally commenced the operation of its P26 Million Dialysis Center.
After several months of delay, the Renal Care and Treatment Unit of the local government – run Dr. Jorge P. Royeca Hospital was formally granted by the Department of Health (DOH) the license to operate, which is seen as the most modern and complete dialysis centers in Mindanao.
The DOH issued the license after the facility had been inspected and well-assessed last month, according to Assistant City Administrator Glenville Gonzales.




In an interview, he said: “The inspection team did not find any flaw on the center’s systems and equipment and declared that it has passed the operational standards”.

Being the Chief Hospital Administrator as well, Gonzales pointed out one of the facility’s main feature in which it shall be utilizing 13 Machines needed for Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis (SLED) Renal Replacement Therapy.

They also managed to assign 11 units for the Outpatient Department segregating the one solely dedicated for Infectious types of Kidney Diseases and the other one for admitted patients in emergency cases.




“All of them have specifications that are at par with those being utilized by private institutions”, Gonzales said.

Initially revealed in September 2017, the facility will be utilized by Doctors and Nurses that are qualified and experienced in attending to patients with kidney-related diseases and are familiar with operating the Dialysis Machines.

General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera once ordered to give the ‘poor and the needy’ residents of the city a priority in case the need arises.

Indigent patients may avail of at least 90 free dialysis treatments within a 1 year-period excluding supplies, blood requirements, and laboratory testing.



The facility is accredited with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH) which sponsored the free treatment similar to hemodialysis coverage.

To manage the needs of the increasing number of patients that requires to undergo dialysis treatment, PHILHEALTH increased the healthcare package up to 90 days from the previous 45 days per year and regulated the coverage cost from P4,500 to P2,500 per session.      
       
“Overall, the charges for services offered here are significantly lower compared to those of private facilities,” Gonzales lauded.

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Source:  ptvnews.ph

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