The realization of the Itogon Dialysis Center has been a long-awaited achievement for the people of Itogon. Dialysis patients had to travel long distances to receive their life-sustaining dialysis treatments. These journeys were not only physically exhausting but also financially burdensome for many families in the municipality.
On Mayor Waclin’s first day as Municipal Mayor, he recognized the immense struggle faced by these patients and made it his personal mission to alleviate their suffering. In his inaugural speech, he passionately expressed his aspiration for an Itogon Dialysis Center, highlighting the importance of a local government-initiated facility that could cater to the needs of the community.
To turn this dream into reality, the LGU forged a partnership with Modern Healthcare Management Company (MHMC) through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement. This collaboration allowed the LGU to leverage the expertise and resources of the private sector while ensuring that the center remained accessible and affordable for the residents.
The LGU, under Mayor Waclin’s leadership, allocated a suitable building located in Malasin, Ucab, within the premises of the Itogon Evacuation Center.
As the one-year mark of Mayor Waclin’s tenure approached, the Itogon Dialysis Center is on the brink of completion. Under the supervision of Dr. Josefina Luspian, appointed as the center’s medical director, the facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a 12-station capacity, capable of serving a significant number of patients.
Rudy Alberto, the representative of MHMC, expressed his confidence that the dialysis center would be operational in no time. The necessary permits from the Department of Health (DOH) are being processed, and accreditation from PhilHealth is also underway. This accreditation will enable PhilHealth members to enjoy free or subsidized dialysis services.
The Itogon Dialysis Center stands as a symbol of progress and compassion. It reflects the unwavering commitment of Mayor Waclin and the LGU to improve the quality of life for their constituents.