MAHARLIKA Charity Foundation Inc. (MCFI) donated Thursday an eye microscope and an ultrasound machine to Davao Medical Center (DMC).

"Knowing that the DMC needs good equipment and also knowing that by donating the equipments, they are in a better position to help the needy, we are happy to hand the equipment to DMC," said Dr. Rizal Aportadera, president of MCFI, a non-stock and non-profit corporation renown for charity medical missions in Mindanao.

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Through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the two medical institutions, one Zeiss unit of eye microscope made in Germany and one Siemens ultrasound diagnostic instrument made in Japan were turned over to the government-run hospital.

The eye microscope will be for the exclusive use of the hospital’s Opthalmology department, while the ultrasound diagnostic instrument will be for the exclusive use of DMC’s emergency room department, the MOA stated.

"We expect that the ultrasound would help for the fast diagnosis of car accident patients. Makikita na agad kung may nabaling buto yung mga pasyente. At yung eye microscope, which is top of the line, would benefit much patients," Aportadera said during a simple turnover ceremony inside the office of DMC chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega.

Vega, in turn, welcomed the donation.

"In behalf of DMC and DOH (Department of Health), we truly appreciate this gift from the Maharlika Foundation. This also proves how steadfast the partnership between the two institutions remains endearing," Vega said.

The MOA stated that DMC shall be responsible for the maintenance, repairs, and servicing of the equipment, and in the event the hospital no longer uses them, the equipment shall be returned to MCFI. (JCZ)