Regional dialysis center now in operation
A Dialysis center of the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital (LHMRH), is now open to cater to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
The hospital is the lone regional hospital in the region and received its license to operate and accreditation from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), the dialysis center is composed of a team headed by Dr. Cheryl Menia.
The dream for a hemodialysis unit for the LHMRH started in 2010 when the late Mountain Province Representative Maximo B. Dalog initiated the funding of the hospital’s capital outlay for the construction of a hemodialysis building. Dalog further facilitated the provision of dialysis machines not only for the LHMRH but also for the Bontoc General Hospital.
There is an increasing number of dialysis patients in the Cordillera especially in Mountain Province and given the expensive cost of treatment of the disease, it is hoped that the opening of the dialysis center will ease the burden of the patients and family members.