Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick P. Palanca visits the Victorias City Health Hemodialysis Center on its first day of operation. The Center is open from Monday to Friday with 1 Nephrologist, 1 Internist, 3 nurses (1 Head Nurse and 2 Staff Nurses), and 2 Renal Technicians on duty daily. It can accommodate a total of 6 patients a day – 3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon – with four dialysis machines donated by the Department of HealthThe Victorias City Health Hemodialysis Center is the first and only Hemodialysis Center in Negros Occidental Province that is managed by a Local Government Unit through its City Health Office in consideration of the fact that most dialysis centers are managed by private corporations, businesses, or organizations. The center is headed by City Health Officer Dr. Richard Garlitos with Head Nephrologist Dr. Myla Varon King. Dr. Rosevelle Antivo (Internal Medicine), Dr. Laarni Guanzon (Nephrologist), Dr. Michelle Dela Paz (Internal Medicine), and Dr. Rizalyn Medez (Internal Medicine) are also working on varied shifts with Head Nurse Rowena Gulmatico, Staff Nurses Marie Grace Aventura and Maybell Canlas, Renal Technician Efren Canete and Renal Technician-Trainee Kenneth Michael Villaruz. The Medical Records is manned by Ivy Joy M. Barbero while Receptionist/Computer Operator Frances Kyth Hibionada ensures the proper handling of the center’s triage.