45 dialyzers donated to Angeles renal care unit-A A +A
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles City Renal Care Unit recently received from Councilor Jericho Aguas the 45 units of dialyzers and safety AV Fistula needle set needed by patients undergoing dialysis.
The dialyzers were solicited by the Filipinos in New Jersey whom the councilor’s wife Isabel Granada-Aguas met during her trip late last year.
“We started year 2013 by visiting the renal care unit and see how we can help the patients who are undergoing dialysis for kidney problem,” Aguas said.
Over 100 regular patients are treated at the renal care unit, according to Aguas.
Dr. Ramon Jose Suarez, Angeles City Renal Care Unit head, thanked the Aguas couple saying "malaki po ang maitutulong nito sa ating renal care unit, dahil maganda po ang klase ng dialyzer na dala po ninyo sa amin.”
Aguas also cited other projects he shares with other members of the Professional Artists Management Incorporated (Pami) bloc -- Councilors Maricel Morales, Edu Pamintuan, and Alex Indiongco – particularly on health.
He said they were able to implement programs to prevent the spread of dengue fever. Free vitamins and medicines were also distributed to children suffering from different ailments.
“We were also able to distribute free medicines to adults with diabetes hypertension, and other illnesses,” Aguas said.
Free cataract operation was also conducted in Barangay Malabanias and some 20 beneficiaries benefitted in partnership with private doctors in the city, according to Aguas.
Aguas is also set to distribute negocarts to selected beneficiaries in barangays Sapa Libutad, Mining, Agapito Del Rosario, and Balibago.
Some 40 negocarts were already distributed to selected vendors, he said.
At present, Aguas said his group has a program on youth development on sports like badminton and basketball tournament. (Reynaldo G. Navales)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 10, 2013.