Mayor scouts for city hospital site

MAYOR Jerry P. Treñas is now scouting for a two-hectare property for the site of the proposed Iloilo City Hospital.

“We already had a briefing with the Department of Health regional office for the establishment of City Hospital. They will start with the building construction as soon as we secure the lot requirement. We will then consider the needed equipment and even expansion later on,” Treñas said.

“The City Government will be allocating P58-million per year for personnel requirement of the hospital,” he added.

The mayor said the facility will address the health needs of residents as one of his priority agenda.

The 50-bed hospital would cost some P159-million to construct.


Aside from the hospital, Treñas is also eyeing the establishment of Dialysis Center for indigent recipients in the metropolis who are battling both kidney diseases, and costly clinic or hospital fees and services.

“This project is one of our priorities to address the health needs and concerns of constituents. We have a new health center in Barangay East Baluarte in Molo which is a good facility to become a Dialysis Center. I have already talked with Department of Health (DOH) regional office and we need three dialysis machines,” Treñas stressed.

“This initiative will provide free treatment to beneficiaries. This will defray them of P4,000 fees per dialysis session,” he added.

Hemodialysis uses a special filter called a dialyzer that functions as an artificial kidney to clean the blood while peritoneal dialysis is another procedure that removes extra water and wastes from the body, according to National Kidney and Transplant Institute. (Iloilo City PIO) (Photo Courtesy of Iloilo City Government)