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Four new dialysis machines at CUMC turned over by RC Kalayaan

By Mark Francisco

ON the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Sesenio S. Rosales Kidney Institute at Capitol University Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro City last Monday (November 28), the Rotary Club of Kalayaan Cagayan de Oro turned over four dialysis machines to be used exclusively for indigent patients.

The Rotary International Global Grant was awarded in 2019 under the administration of then president Dale Lagonera but the dialysis machines were shipped only in 2021 due to Covid restrictions, explained current president Lilibeth Layagon.

It met the qualifications of a global grant which are sustainable and measurable outcomes that address real community needs, explained RC Kalayaan grants in-charge Dr. Alvin Quñan.

Quiñan said that ever since the dialysis machines became operational, 21 indigent persons have already benefited from them and are receiving two dialysis sessions a week.

Each dialysis session costs around P3,500 but for the RC Kalayaan beneficiaries, they are being shouldered by the $70,000 grant.

In this case, the benefactor Rotary clubs which contributed to the grant are RC Daegu Suseong, RC Jinju Sung, RC Gangreung-Jungang and RC Gangreung Baeikilhung which spans three Rotary International districts from South Korea.

RC Kalayaan was chartered in 1999. They currently have 75 members with an active Rotaract club.

Named after visionary engineer Sesenio Rosales who founded one of the premier hospitals in this part of the country, the kidney institute of CUMC has a total of 50 hemodialysis units.

Currently led by president Rosalinda Deleste, CUMC is committed to provide holistic care service and undertake continuous education and research for health care professionals.

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