Avida Dialysis Center Davao

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Monday, May 26, 2014


RECORDS from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) showed that every one Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour or about 120 Filipinos per million population per year.

More than 5,000 Filipino patients are presently undergoing dialysis and approximately 1.1 million people worldwide are on renal replacement therapy. Making kidney diseases as the seventh leading cause of death among the Filipinos.

With the prevalence of this ailment and the lack of dialysis centers in the country, NKTI's record may increase.

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But glad to know that Avida Dialysis Center (ADC) is now here in Davao City with their center located at the old Bureau of Internal Revenue building in F. Torres Street.

Avida Dialysis Center through chief executive officer (CEO) Byran Ngo, vice president for Finance Denzel Ngo and vice president-operations manager Krysta Mariel Ngo, formally opened their first branch in Davao City on May 20, 2014 in their advocacy of providing affordable and quality service among the Mindanawons.

ADC offers affordable advanced dialysis treatment with all comforts of home. Their treatment center looks like a cozy-modern and spacious home that people especially patients themselves or as they call them, "classmates" will feel at ease during treatment procedures.

ADC Vice President-Operations Manager Krysta Mariel Ngo said, "We want patients to feel that they are not sickly since treatment will mostly be done twice or thrice a week. We made sure that the ambiance would make the patients feel at home at hindinilamaisipna burden angmagpa-dialysis."

The objective of helping out people is the main priority of ADC. "There really are a few standing dialysis centers in the country and most treatments are done in the hospitals. We decided to make dialysis treatment more accessible and more affordable," Krysta said.

Aside from its Fresenius machines from the United States of America, ADC is comprised by well-trained doctors, nurses and staff.

"We really studied this business way back in the States and we are just blessed that my mother has a dialysis nurse experience for 15 years in USA. We will do our best in order to help patients prolong their lives as much as we can."

There is no specific age for people to be diagnosed with kidney failure and the like and Krysta said that it is better for everybody to take care of our health, "Do not abuse your health. Avoid vices and don't eat unhealthy food. Anything that is too much is bad for your health."

Affordable care and compassion to keep patients healthy and happy are the core values of Avida Dialysis Center. With their "TLC" or tender loving care, dialysis treatment will be more convenient for the Dabawenyo community and neighboring areas.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 27, 2014.

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