Healthcare accessibility for all pressed during 41st Founding Anniversay of NKTI

February 25, 2024 People's Journal 54 views

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go personally attended the National Kidney and Transplant Institute’s (NKTI) 41st founding anniversary celebration in Quezon City on Friday, February 23, and thanked its leadership and personnel for four decades of service to the nation.

The senator, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, delivered a speech that not only celebrated the milestone but also underscored the importance that NKTI has played in promoting health and saving lives of countless Filipinos.

“As the National Kidney and Transplant Institute celebrates its 41st Founding Anniversary with the theme “Pagsiklab o Patuloy ang Gabay at Suporta sa Bawat Indibidwal Tungo sa Kasarinlang Larangan at Adbokasiya sa Bato” we are reminded of the crucial role this center plays in our healthcare system,” he said.

During the event, Go highlighted the crucial role of NKTI as one of the premier health facilities in the country. With the passage of RA 11959 or the Regional Specialty Centers Act wherein Go was principal sponsor and one of its authors in the Senate, the expertise of NKTI will be instrumental in developing other specialty centers nationwide with similar specialties.

The new law mandates the establishment of Regional Specialty Centers within existing DOH regional hospitals to bring specialized medical care closer to communities.