Treñas administration sets sights on establishing healthcare facilities

Posted by watchmen
July 6, 2019

The administration of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is presently placing a focus on healthcare facilities in the city with the mayor currently looking into a site for the proposed Iloilo City Hospital, along with plans to establish a dialysis center.
“We already had a briefing with the regional Department of Health office for the establishment of a city hospital,” the mayor noted. “They will start with the building construction as soon as we secure the lot requirement.”
Treñas said the city government is eyeing a 50-bed capacity facility, which is speculated would cost around P58 million a year.
In terms of a local dialysis center, he called it a “priority.”
“This project is one of our priorities to address the health needs and concerns of constituents,” the mayor explained. “We have a new health center in Barangay East Baluarte, in Molo, which is a good facility to become a dialysis center.”
“I have already talked with the regional Department of Health office and we need three dialysis machines,” he added.
The center will be primarily for low-income patients.
“This initiative will provide free treatment to beneficiaries,” Treñas said. “This will defray them of P4,000 fees per dialysis session.”/WDJ

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