Mexico, Pampanga—The biggest, most modern hemodialysis center in the province, built for, was inaugurated here over the weekend for the benefit of residents who cannot afford dialysis treatment.
Mayor Teddy Tumang said the P70-million center was constructed inside the 2,000-square foot Mexico Community Hospital in Barangay San Carlos of this first class municipality.
Tumang said that the center has 24 hemodialysis machines and equipment are ready to serve patients from the municipality and nearby towns of Arayat, San Luis, San Simon, and other towns of Pampanga.
Tumang said that the construction of the center was financed by the municipality with an addition of P32 million from the projected taxes of SM Prime Holdings Inc.
SM Pampanga, one of the fifth and the biggest mall of the firm operating in the province was bounded between the City of San Fernando and Mexico.
According to the mayor, the center was constructed primarily to the residents who are looking for free and affordable hemodialysis treatment.
The P110-million 50 beds capacity Mexico Community Hospital were the dialysis center was located was also constructed during the past nine years of Tumang.
He is now serving his first term as the new mayor of this first municipality with the annual income of Php 429,126,361.46 and a total of population of 154,624 based on the 2016 census.
The town which is now progressing with mushrooming business establishment especially along the 118 kilometers Jose Abad Santos Avenue change its name after a North American country Mexico due to its confusing old named “Masiku” meaning elbowed.
Vice Gov. Dennis Pineda who is now the acting governor of the province promised financial assistance for the hospital through the provincial board budget. Pineda was the guest during the inauguration of the hemodialysis center.
Dr. Hilario James Cunanan, head of the MCH said that patients pay Php 300.00 as payment for the injected medicine.
During the inauguration, patients from Arayat were the first ones given free dialysis treatment as they needed emergency treatment.
“The meager payment of Php 300 for injected medicine is needed to assure the supply of medicine for the next batch of patients”, Cunanan stressed.
Under PhilHealth, the cost of treatment of a patient will be shoulder by the government including facilities and professional fees up to P2,500 person for 90 sessions.