RLMMC to open new dialysis wing;18 more dialysis machines added

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said that there will be an additional 18 dialysis machines at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center. 
Of the 18 dialysis machines, 7 will be put up at the old dialysis center while the remaining 11 will be available at the new soon-to-rise dialysis wing of RLMMC.
RLMMC to open new dialysis wing;18 more dialysis machines added
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. during his inspection of the dialysis center at the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center on Feb. 10, 2022. Lazatin is with his Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, RLMMC Chief Dr. Froilan Canlas, doctors and nurses.
The new machines can soon accommodate more dialysis patients, intended for those in the waiting list and marginalized patients. 
“The city government will continue to strengthen medical services to benefit more Angeleños in need,” Lazatin said. 
At the time of writing, there are 130 patients signed at the waiting list of the dialysis center.
“We are exhausting resources to purchase more machines for our patients. Ayaw po nating maantala ang kanilang pagpapagamot kaya gumagawa po tayo ng mga paraan,” Lazatin added. 
Lazatin shared this to RLMMC Chief Dr. Froilan Canlas during his visit today, February 10, 2022 with his Chief Adviser IC Calaguas. 
According to Dr. Canlas, the 7 dialysis machines intended for the old center will be set up in 1 month, while the additional wing of the center will be finished in two months’ time.
Canlas also said that each dialysis patient has a unique treatment, with allotted intervals for the scheduling of treatment, ensuring there will be no reflux of patients and following necessary protocols especially this pandemic.