Foundation relocates prosthesis lab in hospital

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

CLARK FREEPORT — The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) on Sunday announced that it has relocated its prosthesis laboratory at the Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) in Barangay San Vicente, Bacolor town.

KDF president Benigno Ricafort told Sun.Star Pampanga that the move aims to facilitate faster measurement of prosthesis applicants and to further cater to more number of amputees by making the laboratory more accessible to the rest of the province.

“This aims to strategically locate the laboratory in Bacolor town where the KDF has also been launching many of its medical and socio-civic programs at the JADMC which we operate along with other civic partners,” Ricafort said.


Ricafort said that screenings will be held every first Wednesday (1-3 p.m.) and third Saturday (8-11 p.m.) of the month while adjustments of prosthesis will be held daily from Monday to Saturday (8-5 p.m.).

Indigent patients may also inquire about available health services offered by KDF and JADMC. The facility is the base of operation of KDF and its partner service organizations.

The facility is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jesus A. Datu, who devoted a great part of his life to organizing medical missions for indigent Kapampangans and donating a part of his resources for the construction of a medical hospital.

Datu died of pancreatic cancer in 2008. His family later visited their roots here and constructed the JADMC in a 1,750-square-meter land using the life savings of their patriarch.

It was Datu's dying wish that a hospital dedicated to the poor be constructed in this town. Currently, the hospital is being managed by the Love for Life Foundation, the Datu Angeles David Memorial (DADMF) Foundation, JADMC, and the KDF.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 01, 2011.

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