Zambales gets 4 new ambulances
IBA, Zambales: Four fully equipped ambulances worth P4.5million was formally turned over to the province by private donors. Zambales Governor Jun Ebdane in turn handed over the new ambulances to 3 provincial hospitals in the province in a simple ceremony Wednesday.
“This is part of our dream for a fully-subsidized health care service in Zambales,” the governor said during the turnover ceremony at the Capitol.
“We would like to bring medical services to the people, instead of the people going after the medical services that they need,” Ebdane said.
A second-hand Volkswagen ambulance from Germany, which Ebdane also received as a donation from a private firm, will be on standby at the Provincial Engineer’s Office so that the provincial government would also be able to dispatch a medical unit in time of emergencies.
Meanwhile, Ebdane also turned over 21 units of generator sets to the 13 towns in the province, as well as the Zambales provincial police office and the Philippine Army battalion based in Palauig town.
The governor earlier ordered the purchase of the generator sets after he noted the difficulty in communication between local government units during the last typhoon when there was power outage in the province.
Earlier this year Ebdane also signed an agreement for the provision of modern medical equipment for computed tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound imaging, and X-ray at the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital.
The machines, worth P50 million, will be installed and maintained by High Integrated Medical Engineering Exponent (Himex) Corporation, Inc. at no cost to the government because the equipment supplier would simply collect a 50-percent cut in the service fees to be charged for the use of the equipment.