MCG CARES. Mayor Cris Garbo listens intently to a patient while the latter is having her treatment cycle. Garbo plans to add more dialysis machines in his fresh mandate to serve more Mabalaqueños who are in need of dialysis treatment. (FILE photo from Mabalacat CIO).
MABALACAT CITY – In order to serve more Mabalaqueños who are in need of dialysis treatment, Mayor Crisostomo Garbo announced that he is planning to add more dialysis machines in his second term. His statement was made public during the flag ceremony last Monday at the open grounds of the city hall.
“Dahil sa dami ng mga lumalapit sa akin na kailangang magpadialysis, nais kong dagdagan pa ang mga machines natin, kung maari hanggang thirty two machines ang gusto ko na magkaroon sa ating dialysis center,” Garbo said in his weekly message.
The current treatment facility of the Mabalacat City Government (MCG) located in barangay Sapang Biabas has an existing ten (10) dialysis machines. According to Mayor Garbo, adding twenty two (22) more units would increase the treatment sessions to up to ninety six (96) cycles per day.
In his first term, the city mayor has already helped three hundred eighty eight (388) patients get dialysis treatment plus medicines.
“Sa kabila nito, nais ko pong ipaalala sa ating mga kababayan na ingatan natin ang ating pangangatawan upang maiwasan natin ang mahantong sa pagkadialysis,” the reelected mayor reiterated.
In addition to his plan of providing additional machines, Garbo also shared his idea of putting up a wellness center in the city. “This will be the first in our city that is dedicated for the wellness of our women, complete with mammogram, ultrasound and birthing station,” he furthered.
Also present during his inspirational message was Vice Mayor Geld Aquino, councilors Jun Castro, Cocoy Tiglao, Marjorie Sambo, and Nino Reynan Delos Reyes.