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DIALYSIS DEPT. ESTABLISHED AT THE JC PAYUMO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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  • Zeny S.
  • 3 years ago

Faced with an increasing number of patients with end stage renal disease where dialysis serves as the immediate treatment, Gov. Abet Garcia requested the help of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the establishment of a Dialysis Department at the JC Payumo Memorial Hospital in Dinalupihan, which was unanimously approved.

First District Board Member Bong Galicia, Health Committee Chair, who is a doctor, said that Chronic Renal Failure as recorded by the Prov’l Health Office (PHO) is now the fourth leading cause of mortality and the third leading cause of morbidity and the Dept. of Health (DOH) reports that one person dies every hour from kidney failure making it the ninth leading cause of death among Filipinos today.
Another basis for the approval of Gov. Abet Garcia’s urgent request is the fact that JC Payumo Memorial Hospital is capable of providing said treatment, considering, it already has a dialysis building with a complete set of equipment, with 6 machines (4 general dialysis machines; 2 dialysis machines
for hepatitis B reactive patients) and complete organizational staff headed by Hospital Chief Dr.Gena Abara.

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