QUEZON CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- The Quezon City government is set to operate more high tech health centers, especially for cancer and diabetic patients undergoing therapy.
Health Department head Dr. Antonietta Inumerable, during a regular executive meeting, said there are five health centers being renovated or constructed.
Inumerable said five health centers are fully equipped with dialysis machine, x-ray machine and chemotherapy unit, modern facilities that would cater to the needs of cancer and diabetic patients who are undergoing therapy.
Among the health centers near completion with high tech facilities are the Toro Hills Health Center (95 percent); Novaliches Health Center (95 percent); Escopa Health Center (90 percent); Kamuning Health Center (98 percent); and Doña Nicasia Health Center (50 percent).
Doña Nicasia Health Center is among the newly constructed health centers in QC aside from the Veterans Health Center in Bagong Silangan (85 percent) and Melchora Aquino Health Center (70 percent), according to Inumerable.
The city government had demolished the old and then constructed a new Krus na Ligas Health Center which is now almost 100 percent finished; Pinyahan Health Center (95 percent); Payatas B Health Center (75 percent); and Maligaya Health Center (100 percent).
The move to develop and increase the number of health centers is a program to improve the delivery of health services to QC residents, especially those who could not afford the cost of hospitalization.
Earlier, Mayor Herbert Bautista announced that four dialysis machines will be donated by the United States.
The dialysis machines will be utilized in the newly constructed facilities for the benefit of cancer and diabetic patients. (RJB/AKG-PIA-NCR/QC-PIO)