Capitol, AstraZeneca partner for renal health of Kapampangans 

The provincial government and AstraZeneca Philippines inked a partnership for the renal healthcare of Kapampangans. 

Under the Addressing Complications Today through a Network of Warriors (ACT NOW) program, AstraZeneca turned over 10 compact Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio (UACR) machines with strips which the provincial government can use to test and analyze urine samples of 200,000 patients.

Governor Dennis Pineda said the partnership will help lessen the expenses of the province, while also preventing the worsening of patients’ conditions from chronic kidney disease to renal failure and other complications.

“This is beneficial since there are a lot of kidney-related cases in the province. Vice Governor [Nanay] was very happy when she found out about ACT NOW as it is aligned with our Alagang Nanay Program that focuses on preventive health care for the welfare of the Kapampangans,” he said.

For his part, AstraZeneca Philippines Medical Director Cyril Tolosa said they are happy to work with the provincial government of Pampanga. 

“We look forward to help Kapampangan constituents and prevent the progression to dialysis,” he said. (CLJD/MJSC-PIA 3)

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