The much-awaited Mega Dialysis Center (MDC) in Pasig City finally opened its doors on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as the city government pledged to create more programs and initiatives in improving its healthcare capabilities.
The launching was attended by Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, Vice Mayor Dodot Jaworski, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo, Pasig City Kidney Patients’ Association President Willie Dexter Goleta, Premier 101 Healthcare Management, Inc. COO Philip Lim, and other city officials.
The 1,390-square meter facility, located on Eusebio Ave. in Barangay San Miguel, features 79 dialysis machines and other medical equipment providing treatment for renal failure and information on Renal Replacement Therapy to patients, such as kidney transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis.
Sotto said these are apart from the 24 dialysis machines currently in Pasig City General Hospital, two in Pasig Children’s Hospital, eight in Manggahan Super Health Center, and 10 in CHAMP, operations of which will continue to ensure the accessibility of dialysis services to more Pasigueños.
Patients in the mega dialysis center will also benefit from the no-balance billing scheme where they will not be charged for the services provided.
The city government explained that the facility is a Public-Private Partnership for the People Project with Premier 101 Healthcare Management, Inc., specifically for its maintenance, supply, operation, and management.
It is a city government-owned facility that seeks to expand the Pasig LGU’s capacity in delivering accessible hemodialysis services to its constituents while tapping the expertise and efficiency of the private sector.