Re­gional dial­y­sis cen­ter now in op­er­a­tion

Sun.Star Baguio - - Top Stories - Wa­bi­lyn Leanne Lomong-oy

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.

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