BDO Foundation donates medical equipment

BDO Foundation signed recently a deed of donation and memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) for donation of various medical equipment for ophthalmological, otolaryngological and obstetrical use amounting to P38 million.

A total of 11 hospitals and institutions with resource capabilities and proven service records in providing charitable activities and accredited residency training programs in their respective fields of disciplines were identified as beneficiaries. These are Baguio General Hospital, Batangas Regional Hospital, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Philippine National Ear Institute, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Rizal Medical Center, UERM, UP-PGH and the Western Visayas Medical Center.

Shown in photo receiving the donation for ophthalmology equipment were (front row from left) Dr. Carlomagno Torres, chair, Department of Ophthalmology of Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital; Corazon de la Paz-Bernardo, trustee, BDO Foundation and BDO Unibank vice-chair; Dr. Reynaldo E. Santos, PAO President (2008-2009); Dr. Jose Ma. Martinez, assistant chairman for training, Department of Ophthalmology of East Avenue Medical Center; and Dr. Franklin Kleiner, chair, Department of Ophthalmology of Rizal Medical Center & PAO councilor. (Back row from left) Dr. Heriberto P. Guballa, PAO councilor; Dr. Ruben Lim Bon Siong, PAO secretary (2008-2009); Maureen C. Abelardo, managing director, BDO Foundation; Dr. Harvey S. Uy, PAO treasurer (2008-2009); and Dr. Fay Charmaine S. Cruz, member, PAO Search & Selection Committee.