NKTI launches new modular hemodialysis facility for COVID-19 patients

Published May 5, 2021, 11:41 AM

by Gabriela Baron

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) launched on Wednesday, May 5, a new off-site modular facility for both of its patients and healthcare workers.

(Photo from NKTI)

The NTKI modular hemodialysis facility and dormitory will operate as a satellite unit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients undergoing hemodialysis.

It houses 20 dialysis stations and operates three sessions per day. The facility can accommodate up to 60 patients.

“The project is in line with the NKTI’s thrust to improve not only the delivery of its healthcare services for patients but also to provide adequate temporary shelter for its healthcare workers responding to the national emergency,” NKTI said Tuesday, May 5.

According to the hospital, ease of mobility for non-ambulatory patients was also taken into consideration in the construction of the facility.

The facility also includes 16 air-conditioned dormitory rooms complete with amenities that can house 32 NKTI healthcare workers directly assisting COVID-19 patients.

The project is in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).