NKTI Unveils New Off-site Hemodialysis Facility and Dormitory
This morning, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), unveiled a new off-site modular facility for both its patients and healthcare workers.
With the construction of this new facility, NKTI hopes to provide more accessible healthcare delivery services to its patients especially during this pandemic. The Dormitory will also provide adequate temporary accommodation for its healthcare workers.
The NKTI Modular Hemodialysis Facility and Dormitory will function as a satellite unit for COVID-19 patients undergoing hemodialysis. It houses 20 dialysis stations that operates on 3 sessions per day and can accommodate up to 60 patients. It has a separate waiting area for patients and watchers. It is also designed for ease of mobility of non-ambulatory and disabled patients.
The facility also includes 16 air-conditioned dormitory rooms complete with amenities that can house 32 NKTI healthcare workers directly assisting COVID-19 patients.
Among those who were present during the event were Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, IATF Chief and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque. Senator Bong Go, who is the chair of the Senate Committee on Health was unable to come but sent a video mess
age instead.