The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in its regular session on August 7, approved a resolution endorsing to the Department of Health (DOH) the application for a permit to construct a hemodialysis facility at the Western Pangasinan District Hospital (WPDH) located in Alaminos City.
Sponsored by SP Member Shiela Marie F. Baniqued and co-authored by Board Members Napoleon C. Fontelera, Jr. and Apolonia DG. Bacay, the resolution partly stated that at present, there is a “significant increase in the number of patients being serviced by the hospital” and that the “Western Pangasinan District Hospital and its medical staff are capable in running and sustaining the operations of the hemodialysis facility.”
Moreover, the resolution disclosed that the project is a pivotal step in helping patients with kidney problems avail of the medical services in the quest to prolong and improve their health condition through affordable cost.
“The Provincial Government of Pangasinan intends to construct a hemodialysis facility through the conversion of supply storage office, motorpool and TB-DOTS building into a Hemodialysis Center and establish 15 dialysis machines and other ancillary equipment thereat,” the resolution stated.
This, according to the resolution, is in line with the main thrusts of Governor Ramon V. Guico’s administration to have a mass-based health care program and accommodate Pangasinenses especially the less-fortunate sector, and provide them sufficient and quality medical services they needed.
Prior to the issuance of a license to operate to construct, the Provincial Board Resolution is required by the health department to facilitate the issuance of the permit to construct the health facility.
The WPDH caters to patients coming from the different municipalities and other areas from nearby localities of the 1st congressional district in the province.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)