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Dialysis Center to be established in Lingayen District Hospital

Lingayen, Pangasinan—The establishment of a dialysis center located in the Lingayen District Hospital (LDH) is in the offing.

Said project will be strengthened through the partnership of the Pangasinan Provincial Government and Luzon Medical System (LMS), which will be made official through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to be signed by Governor Ramon V. Guico III and LMS President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Paul F. Soliman.

In a resolution authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Shiela Marie F. Baniqued, which was unanimously approved by the provincial board on December 4, LMS intends to put up 13 units of brand-new dialysis machines in LDH to provide necessary services to patients who are suffering from kidney failure or end-stage renal disease.

Hence, the province shall exclusively purchase from LMS consumables for the use and operation of the machines during a six-year agreement period.

“The equipment could further enhance better and more accessible ways of providing public health and medical services to the people of Pangasinan, especially the underprivileged,” the resolution stated.

As contained in the MOA, “the Dialysis Center at the LDH will be established to address the escalating mortality rate among financially challenged patients needing dialysis treatment, the cost of which is quite prohibitive, by providing the same at reasonable and affordable rates.”

With the establishment of the dialysis center, more renal patients in Pangasinan, especially those from nearby cities and towns, can be accommodated.

The project to be implemented is under the Private-Public Partnership scheme.

(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)

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