CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) launched on Monday its new ENT and Hearing Center at the Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC).
The new facility brings forth new services for indigents that the facility through which KDF is the leading non-government organization leading the funding. The facility will cater to indigents with ear, mouth, throat and hearing ailments.
KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said that the facility is manned by volunteer doctors. The initial opening of the facility saw to the servicing of some 49 patients.
Ordonez said that the KDF has continuously been doing its programs in Pampanga through its JADMC facility.
The JADMC is the primary vehicle for the KDF to implementing its health program. Services provided from 2008 to 2011 include 370 prostheses, 399 wheelchairs, 547 cleft-lip or -palate surgeries, 760 cataract surgeries, 263 dental procedures, 50 walkers, 70 crutches, 68 canes, 70 mobile-laboratory tests, and 100 mobile X-rays.
JADMC was built by the family of Jesus A. Datu as a memorial for their father, who wanted his family to build a hospital dedicated to the poor families of Pampanga.
The Love for Life Foundation (LFLF), a non-profit, US-based NGO, owns the JADMC. LFLF comprises Datu's family, local doctors and US-based volunteers supporting its programs. The Datu Angeles David Memorial Foundation (DADMFI), comprised of the Datu, Angeles and David families of Pampanga, own the land on which the hospital was built.
KDF is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region, yearning to do their share in its social and economic development. It boasts of a continuing prosthesis program that gives artificial legs, wheelchairs and medical-surgical missions to Pampanga amputees.