Manila opens third dialysis center

Published August 5, 2021, 2:54 PM

by Noreen Jazul

The local government of Manila opened the city’s third dialysis center at the Sta. Ana Hospital on Thursday, August 5.

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (right) and Vice Mayo Honey Lacuna-Pangan lead the opening of Manila’s third dialysis center at the Sta. Ana Hospital on Aug. 5. (MANILA CITY PIO)

The opening ceremony was led by Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan.

In his speech, Domagoso said the city aims to extend the life of the patients who will visit the newest dialysis center in the city.

The mayor also said the dialysis center is part of the local government’s “continuous effort to reinforce, strengthen, and invest” in the city’s medical institution.

“Ito ang dugtungan…ito ang tulay ng tao (This is the extension…this is the bridge of people),” he said.

Domagoso, meanwhile, thanked the anonymous donor who gave the city government P20 million to fund the dialysis center.

The other two dialysis centers in Manila are located at Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center in Tondo and Ospital ng Maynila in Malate.

The Sta. Ana Hospital dialysis center has 11 seats with six Fresenius hemodialysis machines, high-end HD machines, two machines with portable reverse osmosis, a HEFA filter, and portable reverse osmosis, 11 TV sets with wireless Bluetooth headsets, an ECG Machine, a defibrillator, and suction machines.

It also has a negative pressure room for COVID-19 patients.

The center will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. It will also operate on Saturday and Sunday but only for those in need of emergency dialysis.