CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Mayor Vilma Caluag on August 2 set into motion promise of providing free dialysis for Fernandinos after the City Government signed a memorandum of agreement with the Luzon Medical System headed by its Chief Executive Officer Peter Paul F. Soliman on August 2, 2022 at Heroes Hall.

The agreement is a step further for the local government unit, as the priority health project during her first 100 days in office targets some 30 dialysis machines to help around 90 Fernandino patients per day.

Supported by Sangguninang Panglunsod Resolution No. 2022-018 sponsored by Councilor Ayzel Mari-Grace Macalino, Caluag was authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Luzon Medical System on the provision of 25 dialysis machines and the management and operations of a dialysis center in San Fernando.

Earlier, Caluag disclosed that she plans to use the San Fernando Civic Center in Barangay Del Rosario, to house the incoming machines and be the clinic where the dialysis sessions will be conducted. The project, she said, has an initial budget plan of P15 million.

“Target tamu pu manikwang 30 dialysis machines, bang makapamye saup kareng 90 Fernandino patients everyday (Our target is to acquire 30 dialysis machines to help 90 Fernandino patients everyday),” the mayor said, as she continues to push forward with more major programs under her Universal Health Care Plan.

Caluag assured Fernandinos will not have to pay any amount to avail of the said treatments.

“Nung agawa taya pu at apatalakad in 60 days, king panakit ku feasible pu ita, nung agawa tamung mas mabilis mu rin pung adake ing serbisyu kareng masakit at mangailangan dialysis, mas makasaup tamu rin king karelang gastus uling maging libri ining dialysis treatment ibat king syudad (If we can establish that in 60 days, I see it feasible so we can serve immediately those in need of dialysis and help them in their expenses as dialysis from the city will be free),” she said.