Ni Joan Alcantara
Photo: TSg Randulf Obinque PAF/PAOAFP

Dalawampu’t limang military amputees ang hinandugan ng bagong metal prostheses nitong Enero 21 sa V. Luna Hospital ng AFP.

Pinangunahan ni Chief of Staff Gilbert Gapay ang turnover ng high-tech artificial limbs sa sundalong amputees na nawalan ng mga paa’t kamay dahil sa combat operations.

“The AFP salutes our battle casualties for the heroism they exemplified in the performance of their duties. While the prostheses do not amount to their exemplary act of sacrifice, I hope that it will help them ease back into their everyday lives,” pahayag ni General Gapay.

Siniguro rin ng heneral ang suporta sa mga kasundaluhan lalo na’t sa kanilang mental health.

“Let us embark on this battle united. We must find ways — innovate, integrate, and unite for us to heal from within, for us to be stronger as an organization highly trusted by its people to be the first and last bastion of hope in crises both natural and manmade. Let us give them the best we got,” dagdag pa ng AFP Chief.

Galing ang naturang prostheses sa Ottobock Philippines.


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