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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) now operates 14 dialysis machines for kidney patients

Photo Courtesy || PNA
Cordillera - Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) has conducted the blessing of a newly constructed rooms and 14 dialysis machines on March 11, 2019. 

Of the fourteen units of these dialysis machines, the 10 units were acquired from the Department of Health (DOH) upon the request of BoGH Chief Doctor Rafael Tannao Kanongkong and Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan. 

With the addition of dialysis machine, BoGH can now accomodate 30 - 40 patients who are undergoing kidney dialysis sessions.

The establishment of dialysis center at the BoGH has spared kidney patients in the province of the physical rigors and the financially draining travels to Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Abatan, Bauko or to Baguio city for their needed dialysis session. 

Meanwhile, hundreds of Indigenous Peoples (IP) in town has received free medical, dental and wellness services by a group composed of women in line with the celebration of National Women's Month. 

The outreach was held in the municipality of Paracelis which lasted until evening, with some of the patients coming from far-flung villages to avail of free health services and supplies. 

Free services includes medical check-up, dental services, blood sugar screening, and wellness. Medicines were also  given free. 

The group called Happy Hearts is composed of high school batch mates from St. Louis Girls High School in Baguio City. 

The group has been doing this kind of medical outreach to far-flung villages for almost 10 years now according to Happy Hearts resident dentist Rowena Aquino Pascual via PNA. 

She said that those activities were done in partnership with other Baguio-based groups and organizations, and even individuals who give their services for free. The event was also supported by The Generics Pharmacy of JG Summit Holdings.



Lively said...

I hope this hospital allows the use of an HSA of Health Savings Account. This gives premium healthcare at a very low cost. Investing on your health is always the best.

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