Hyundai Starex ambulances fan out to far-flung hospitals

posted October 23, 2020 at 07:35 pm
by  Manila Standard
Eighteen Hyundai STAREX Cargo ambulance units complete with medical equipment were handed over to the Department of Health-Mimaropa by Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. These units make up the first batch of the 47 destined for the regions, and count among the close to  150 customized  Hyundai Starex ambulances that passed the muster of the DOH and its adjunct agencies for mobilization in different parts of the country to ensure that essential services for non-communicable diseases are efficiently delivered amid the nationwide battle against COVID-19.   

Hyundai Starex ambulances fan out to far-flung hospitals

According to Director Dr. Mario Baquilod, OIC Regional Director of the DOH Center for Health Development MIMAROPA, land ambulances are critical to providing health services in hard-to-reach areas of the Region which is largely made up of long stretches of land.

More units are scheduled for turnover to the DOH regional offices in Davao, NCR, and  Cagayan Valley towards the end of the year.

The undisputed space, comfort, power, stability, and durability of the Hyundai Starex have made it not only the vehicle of choice of Filipino families but also a versatile people and cargo mover.

“We are happy to see our vehicles repurposed to serve the Filipino’s multiple needs, particularly in the area of health services in far-flung government hospitals,” said  HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo. “It is quite fitting that the most beloved family van of Filipinos has evolved to save more lives and serve more families on a daily basis.”

At the height of the pandemic, the  Biyahe ng Bayani  COVID response program of H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc. (HFI) deployed Grand Starex and H350 units to offer free shuttle rides to thousands of health workers in Metro Manila, Southern and Northern Luzon. Under the Hyundai  Ligtas Biyahe program, HARI mobilized its first COVID-ready Modern Jeepneys to support the Department of Transportation’s ongoing  Libreng Sakay program for health workers.

Hyundai Starex ambulances fan out to far-flung hospitals

Agudo said that HARI and its nationwide dealership fortress continue to closely monitor the country’s health situation in order to discover more innovative ways to assist the public, flatten the curve, and bring the economy back on its feet.

Topics: Hyundai STAREX Cargo , ambulance units , Department of Health
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by The Standard. Comments are views by thestandard.ph readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of thestandard.ph. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with The Standard editorial standards, The Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.