BY Janice Hidalgo
SAN CARLOS CITY- More than 30 million Pesos worth of dialysis facilities was formally turned over to the Provincial government by the Davita Bridge of Life Foundation and the city government of San Carlos.
Governor Amado T Espino Jr.along with the provincial board headed by Vice governor Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, the city government of San Carlos with Mayor Julier Resuello and the Davita group lead the inauguration of the new Julian Valerio Resuello Dialysis Center after the Thanks giving mass at the provincial hospital in this city.
Espino said in his speech that this is a rare occasion and a rare project for this is the first time that a full fund was given to the provincial government by a component city since things happen the other way around.
“this is also the first time that a provincial government has bind a tie between a private group and lead them both in bridging a noble cause” he added.
Mayor Julier Resuello said that the late Mayor Julian Valerio Resuello has dreamed and planned of putting up a dialysis center for the people of San Carlos since 2007 but unluckily the late Resuello was killed before the election in the same year.
When an opportunity came for me to realized a dream that will serve not just the people of San Carlos but the whole province of Pangasinan I did not hesitate to work for it and decided to shed 15 million Pesos in order to build the dialysis center that will house this state of the art dialysis machines Resuello explained.
Jenny Mello the executive Director of the Davita Bridge of life in her speech said that this is just one of the days when she and her group finally knows that they are doing the right thing in the right way.
Mello and Espino have thanked the intervention of Peter Cayaban and Mayors Manuel Collado of Alcala and Ricardo Camacho of Bayambang which lead to the success of this project.
Mello said that “ it is only the province of Pangasinan in the whole country through its local officials has extended their support, commitment and partnership with us to achieve our goal.”
“What really matters here in our mission is local partnership because without it, our effort is nil,” she stressed.
Aside from the 15 dialysis equipment, the DaVita Medical Mission will be providing free supplies for six months such as dialyzer, an artificial kidney, bloodlines, syringe needles, aside from the technical support group that has been training medical personnel of the Provincial Hospital.
At the moment only 13 dialysis machine is being used including the two earlier machines donated in Bayambang and the three units will be place in the Tayug Community hospital to service renal patients at the Eastern part of the province.
Espino in an ambushed interview said that though there will be an eventual problem in the operation of the center he is optimistic that the province can always find a better way to put things in order.
Meantime during this first dry run week the first patients scheduled for the medical mission can used the facility for free the provincial government however assured that during the paying sessions the provincial facility would still be the most affordable and will remain to have a competent service in health.