DBM allots P550 million for kidney institute

DBM allots P550 million for kidney institute

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said it approved the release of P550 million for an outpatient department (OPD) building at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI). 

Budget Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman in a statement on Wednesday said the issuance of Special Allotment Release Orders will support efforts to enhance the healthcare system.

“President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has always said no Filipino should be deprived of quality healthcare. That’s why we continuously give high regard to our healthcare facilities, more importantly, our specialty hospitals like NKTI,” Ms. Pangandaman said.

The funds will finance the construction and expansion of an eight-storey OPD building for NKTI, the DBM said.

The building is designed to house services like diagnostic and surgical facilities, it added.

The proposed building will help the NKTI achieve its mission of treating and preventing kidney and allied diseases, the DBM said.

The OPD building will ultimately cost P1.331 billion, the DBM noted. — Aaron Michael C. Sy