Widus Foundation Executive Director Neki Liwanag (center) turns over a fully-equipped ambulance for Capas Tarlac to Mayor Rey Catacutan (fourth from left) and health officers of Ospital Ning Capas (ONC) led by Dr. Bienvenida Cabezon (third from right).
Widus Foundation Inc. (WFI) gives a fully-equipped ambulance with advanced life support facilities to Capas Tarlac.
WFI Executive Director Agnes Liwanag and Widus Foundation Manager Ronnel Golimlim together with Capas Mayor Rey Catacutan led the ceremonial turnover rites of the brand new Hyundai H350 last November 28 at Widus Hotel and Casino.
The vehicle was converted to a functional ambulance equipped with the latest life-saving equipment such as AED, monitor, stretcher and many more amounting to 3 Million pesos.
“Most ambulances are designed to just respond to emergencies and transport patients to treatment facilities. This ambulance project of WFI is our latest health care project that aims to improve the mobile emergency medical services here in Central Luzon. We have specifically equipped the ambulance vehicle with life-saving tools, equipment and interventions to give patients better chances of survival while in transit. We are confident to say that we made sure that our first ambulance unit passes both local and international standards” said Liwanag.
Liwanag further added that this donation reaffirms their commitment in helping enhance the lives of the members in their community.
Mayor Rey Catacutan lauded the efforts of the WFI which highlighted the importance of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a vital part of health care which often means a difference between the life or death of a patient.
“This vehicle will also be utilized during the SEA Games in Capas Tarlac and soon after it will be stationed in Ospital Ning Capas to serve the community as a reliable and functional emergency transport,” said the Mayor.
The mobile health care service project known as the WFI Advanced Life Support Ambulance aims to develop a model for EMS with Capas, Tarlac as the pioneer beneficiary.
WFI envisions to contribute in developing a first class EMS in the Philippines which is an integral link in the chain of delivering quality health care.