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PCSO boosts emergency health services in CAR

(PIA)-- The delivery of emergency health services in the Cordillera Administrative Region gets a boost with the turnover of medical transport vehicles to each of the six provinces during the 36th Cordillera Day commemoration in Luna, Apayao on July 15, 2023.

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Melquiades Robles and Presidential Assistant for Northern Luzon Assistant Secretary Ana Carmela Ventura-Remigio turned over the brand new Patient Transport Vehicles(PTVs) to the respective officials of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province.

For Abra, it was received by Sangguniang Panlalawigan members led by Vice Governor Joy Bernos while Governor James Edduba. for received it for Kalinga.

Receiving  the PTV for their respective provinces  were Mountain Province Congressman Maximo Dalog Jr., Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr. and Vice Governor Francis Tauli for Mountain Province; Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas and Vice Governor Ericson Felipe for Benguet ,  and Ifugao Governor Jerry Dalipog and Vice Governor Glenn Prudenciano  for Ifugao.  

Apayao Governor Elias Bulut Jr. and  Congresswoman Eleanor Bulut-Begtang received the PTV for the host province.

The PTVs are equipped with stretcher, wheelchair, blood pressure apparatus, emergency medicines, and portable oxygen tank. The six the ambulances are the first to be given out this year to CAR as a sign of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s sincerity in addressing health concerns in the region, according to PCSO.

The Cordillera officials thanked the PCSO and PBBM Administration for providing the PTVs to transport patients to health facilities.

Especially in the provinces with geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas, availability of adequate emergency transport vehicles remains a concern.(JDP/RMC-PIA-CAR)

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Redjie Melvic Cawis


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