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TUBLAY, Benguet – The municipal government recently received a new ambulance from Benguet caretaker representative and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap to help in enhancing the delivery of health care services to residents in the town’s barangays.
Kevin Edward See, Chief of Staff of Rep. Yap, formally turned over the ambulance to Mayor Armando Lauro during simple turnover rites held at the municipal hall.
Earlier, Mayor Lauro called up Yap to request for his assistance for the provision of an ambulance to replace the town’s old medical transport vehicle which is no longer serviceable.
See explained that because the Rep. Yap’s request for ambulances for the 13 municipalities from the State-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will take some time, the lawmaker reportedly requested some friends to donate an ambulance for the municipality.
The Chief of Staff reported that luckily, C Yap had a good friend who responded to his call thus the municipal government acquired the new ambulance for the medical transport requirements of patients from the different parts of the municipality, among other health-related purposes.
Last year, Yap requested the PCSO to provide the province’s 13 municipalities with one ambulance each with some of the municipalities getting their ambulances while the rest of the towns are yet to get their medical transport vehicles from the charity institution probably by the later part of the year.
Further, Yap also worked out the purchase of some 14 all-terrain medical transport vehicles capable of going to the remote communities to be delivered to the province by September or October for immediate use.
Based on the lawmaker’s previous pronouncement, each of the 13 municipalities will be getting the all-terrain medical transport vehicle while one of the said type of vehicle will be given to the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) to be used in responding to the emergency needs of residents from the nearby localities.
Mayor Lauro expressed his gratitude to Rep. Yap for his immediate response to the request for an ambulance for the timely response to health emergency requests of people, especially those from the remote communities. By HENT