LINGAYEN – Patients needing dialysis treatment may avail once again of the services of the Mayor Julian V. Resuello Dialysis Center located at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) compound in Bolingit, San Carlos City as regular operations resume following its grand reopening on July 7 coinciding with the celebration of its 6th Anniversary.
Dr. Policarpio R. Manuel, PPH Chief of Hospital, disclosed that partial operations of the dialysis center start this week and will resume full operation starting next week after undergoing five months of preventive maintenance where the source of water being used in the clinic underwent repair and maintenance to ensure the safe and smooth procedure of the clinical operations being done at the center.
As Dr. Manuel declared that they are now ready to start dialysis operations again, he thanked Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. for acting very fast on the repair of the water cleaner which caused the temporary halt of the center’s operation.
“Dahil sa mabilis na pag-aksyon ni Governor kaya nagawa iyon. Now we are ready to start,” Dr. Manuel said.
The center which started providing its services six years ago was established by the provincial government under the administration of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. in partnership with the DaVita Corporation based in Los Angeles, California and the former San Carlos City Mayor Julier Resuello.
Da Vita donated the brand new dialysis machines and a water treatment plant for the center.
Dr. Anna Ma. Theresa S. De Guzman, Provincial Health Officer, said the center, during its normal operation, now serves 60 patients a day which is double the number of patients being served when the center has just started.
She said that the center has been of great help to dialysis patients especially those who do not have sufficient funds to finance their treatment.
As this developed, De Guzman disclosed that seven new dialysis machines are expected to arrive during the last quarter of the year.
The provincial health officer said Da Vita is sending the new machines to replenish the old units nearing expiration.
Dr. Manuel said the center has 15 dialysis machines at present and the seven new machines set to replace the old ones will be arriving around October.
He further said that the dialysis center has produced graduates from its training program that certifies nurses to work on a dialysis center.
Dr. Manuel said the Mayor Julian V. Resuello Dialysis Center has consistently become a top-rank dialysis training center and the biggest Dialysis Center among all LGUs nationwide.