BACOLOR -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) announced Sunday that it is still entertaining patients who would like to avail of its free cataract and pterygium surgery programs at the KDF - Jesus A Datu Medical Center ( JADMC ) here.
In line with this, the KDF and the Rotary Club of Mabalacat in partnership with the Municipal Government of Mabalacat held an eye screening last January 23 for possible patients. Cataract and pterygium patients will be operated on for free at the JADMC located in Barangay San Vicente in Bacolor town.
KDF still hosts eye screenings on Saturdays. Free surgeries are done every day at JADMC, in partnership with the Rotary clubs of Pampanga, Lions, Soroptimists and other civic organizations.
KDF and former Clark Development Corporation president Benigno Ricafort said the program aims to provide free cataract surgery to indigents of the province.
Ricafort said those who qualified for the free cataract surgery will be able to avail of free surgery from KDF. She said the mission will greatly defer the cost of the usually expensive eye surgery.
Minimum cost for cataract surgery per eye is P42,000, which may reach to P141,000 depending on the condition of the patient.
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.
The foundation has recently expanded its programs to include free cataract, cleft palate and harelip surgeries to indigents. The KDF also hosts a birthing clinic at the JADMC.