The Philippine Navy’s Manila Naval Hospital (MNH) has receive a new emergency vehicle under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)’s Medical Transport Vehicle Donation Program.
The Navy said that a simple turnover ceremony was held April 6 at Nissan North EDSA, Quezon City.
MNH commanding officer Colonel Pura Lyn Epres together with the Bonifacio Naval Station base commander Captain Danilo Aguit received the NV350 vehicle from PCSO representatives.
The Nissan van is customized as a Patient Transport Vehicle (PTV) equipped with stretcher and first aid kit and is designed to help in intensify emergency medical response and transport of patients to medical facilities, whose condition is of a non-threatening nature.
“This additional vehicle will help meet MNH’s requirements as it caters to emergency cases that require immediate medical transport and emergency evacuation and patient transfer to other military treatment facilities like the VLMC and other private hospitals. This will further serve as an additional asset to be dispatched along with the medical teams during disasters and emergency cases as mandated by higher headquarters,” the Navy said.
The Philippine Navy said that it will continue to put prime importance to the health of its personnel and their dependents as it further improve the services of its medical facilities to better cater to the needs and protect the well-being of our frontliners who are now in the country’s fight against COVID-19.