Aside from helping dialysis patients with their medical expenses, the activity also allowed MMMH&MC to raise issues to PGIN about the inadequate hemodialysis machines in the hospital.

Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, Medical Center Chief II, shared that the hospital has 12 hemodialysis machines and the units are operational 24/7 to cater to the needs of our hemodialysis patients from the province and nearby provinces. She also upheld that the hospital is eyeing for the expansion of the dialysis unit in order to accommodate more hemodialysis patients.

Both PGIN and MMMH&MC share the same vision of making Ilocanos healthy which shall lead to a more progressive citizenry.

NKTI has declared that kidney diseases remain to be the 7th leading cause of death among Filipinos. —John Michael Mugas