E. Samar’s First Dialysis Center To Open This Year

E. Samar’s First Dialysis Center To Open This Year


Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

PAGEONE Group CEO Included As Expert In The Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal, APR included as one of the industry experts in the Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report by Talkwalker and Hubspot.

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital (ESPH) in Borongan City will open the first dialysis center in the province this year that would provide free services for indigent patients.

In a statement on Wednesday, ESPH chief Jessica Sabalberino said the provincial government has entered into an agreement with a private service provider that would bring 20 dialysis machines to the public hospital.

Based on the contract of service, the private partner will also provide a nephrologist and other equipment and accessories for the center, while the provincial government will provide the space and manpower for its operation and maintenance.

“This will be established as soon as possible. This is now on the part of the service provider since the province has already provided what they are asking for,” Sabalberino said.

She added the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation will shoulder the dialysis treatment of each patient in the province up to PHP4,000.

If the cost exceeds the amount, he said the Malasakit Center will pay the remaining balance to the service provider.

“It is specified in the contract that patients won’t have to shell out any amount for their dialysis. This is purely service to all patients here,” she added.

The ESPH disclosed that some 156 dialysis patients in the province travel for hours two to three times per week to undergo treatment in Tacloban City, the regional capital.

“This is timely since patients here still need to go to Tacloban where there are dialysis centers. There are reported cases as well of coronavirus transmission in some dialysis clinics,” Sabalberino said.

Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood using a machine. This helps keep one’s fluids and electrolytes in balance when the kidneys cannot function properly. (PNA)

DOH-7: Slight Rise In COVID-19 Cases Not Cause For Alarm

DOH-7 assures the public that the increase in cases is not something to be alarmed about. What could be the reason why?

Nograles: Nat’l Land Use Act Needed To Ensure PH Food Security

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles renews the administration’s call for the passage of a National Land Use Act saying it is needed to ensure the country’s food security.

DOTr: No Contract Awarded Yet On NAIA Expansion Project

“Allow us to set the record straight, once and for all, that there is no contract awarded yet, or any agreement decided upon, on the NAIA Expansion project,” said DOTr Undersecretary for Planning Ruben Reinoso Jr.

Bello: 4K OFWs Stranded Due To PhilHealth Issue With PRC

Here's how the Philhealth issue affects Filipinos during the pandemic:

Gatchalian Reminds School Officials: Strictly Enforce Health Protocols

"Ngayong nagsimula na ang klase, lalo nating dapat tutukan ang kalusugan ng bawat guro at non-teaching staff lalo na't sila ang nagsisilbing mga frontliners sa pagpapatupad ng distance learning sa gitna ng pandemya."

Guv. Manotoc: Ilocos Norte Relaxes Borders To Returning Residents

More families are going to reunite soon as the province of Ilocos Norte relaxes its borders to returning residents following the reopening of tourism to all Luzon residents including those from areas under general community quarantine status.

‘Hatid-Tulong’ Brings Home 257K OFWs

More than a quarter of a million OFWs, stranded in Metro Manila due to the pandemic, have been aided by the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program in returning to their home provinces.

LTFRB-10 Urges Public To Report PUVs Violating Health Protocols

Failure to wear a face mask and face shield will be penalized accordingly.

‘Carry Ko’ Delivery, Ride Hailing App Launched In Zambo City

Instead of four-wheeled vehicles, tricycles will be used to transport passengers, foods, parcels, packages, groceries and other materials within the city!

3 Deleted Scenes From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ That Will Change Everything

"Crazy Rich Asians" is out now on Netflix! After seeing the movie, you might want to check out these never-before-seen clips: