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Doctors to reach out to PWDs in Negros

/ 06:35 AM November 24, 2012

A team of more than 15 doctors and physical therapists from Manila will visit Negros Oriental for a series of activities that will be held in celebration of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Day.

The team from the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC), Philippine Orthopedic Pastoral Care and the Physicians for Peace, headed by POC chaplain Rev. Fr. Arnold Abelardo and Dr. Josephine Robredo-Bondoc will conduct the “Alay sa mga PWDs” on Nov. 30 at the Negros Oriental Convention Center.

More than 100 amputees will be measured for fitting of prosthetic legs. The POC will donate the prosthetic legs.


“PWDs who were measured during the initial fitting last July will still have to show up during the Nov. 30 activity since it’s the doctors from the center who will measure this time,” said Provincial Public Employment Services Office (PESO) focal person Jose Ramon Benedicto.

The prosthetic legs will be turned over to the beneficiaries February next year, Benedicto said.

During the People’s Congress on the same day, Fr. Abelardo will give a message, along with Gov. Roel Degamo and Labor Regional Director Gloria Tango.

Lawyer Tango will speak on the livelihood program offered by Department of Labor and Employement through the PESO.

On the same day, a medical mission will also be held at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center where local doctors and physical therapists from the Philippine Orthopedic Center will extend various medical services.

Benedicto said free eyeglasses will be distributed to the first 100 patients.

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