More dialysis centers will soon be available to more Cebuanos next year, as Capitol is now making another negotiation with Medtronix Medical Supplies and Equipment for the installation and maintenance of 45 regular hemodialysis machines.
These will be divided evenly between the district hospitals of Camotes and Bantayan; as well as Balamban Provincial Hospital.
Dialysis patients living in the islands of Camotes and Bantayan will no longer cross the sea just to avail themselves of the dialysis services at Danao Provincial Hospital.
For its part, Balamban District Hospital, which already has 10 dialysis machines, will be added 15 more to cater to more patients, especially since it is strategically located in the midwestern part of the province.
In a meeting at the Capitol you on Nov. 13, Governor Gwen expressed her intent to fast-track negotiation and asked Medtronix and RCV Construction to start the structural works immediately as the locations of these dialysis centers were already determined.
"For Camotes and Bantayan, these are already existing buildings," Garcia said.
"Meron nang existing building, we will provide the space para halos architechtural nalang gagawin doon sa loob at i-install na yung penetration system sa labas," she added.
Medtronix owner and general manager Jona Brigida Navarro, who is virtually present via Zoom, told the governor that they will visit the area on the first week of December and discuss with RCV the architectural construction.
The structural works are expected to begin early next year.
The hemodialysis center, which is a private-public partnership, aims to cater to the renal patients in the Province of Cebu who are undergoing dialysis treatment.
Board Member Doc Stanley Caminero, chair of the PB committee on public health, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rannie Gravador, and chiefs of hospitals also joined the governor during the meeting. | Babie Jane Revecoy