'Physicians for Peace' serve indigents

BACOLOR -- A group of volunteer doctors offering free medical services, along with various Rotary Clubs in Pampanga and the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF), launched the "Seeing Clearly" program over the weekend to provide free eye health services to indigents.

Dr. Chris Buniel said the "Seeing Clearly" program provides education and training for medical professionals and medical students who offer vision exams and vision treatment for indigent patients.

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Eyeglass banks provide free or inexpensive prescription glasses to tens of thousands of patients.

During the initial screening of patients at Jose A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC) here, some 300 patients were given free eye check-ups, treatments and some were given free reading and correction glasses.

Rotary Past District Governor Lynne Abanilla said the wonderful cooperation with Physician for Peace, KDF and Rotary aims to jointly address various eye health problems like cataract.

The Physicians for Peace is set to hold another similar mission in the coming weeks.
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