5 ambulances distributed by DOH in remote areas in Calabarzon

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The Department of Health (DOH) in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) hand over another set of land ambulances to hospitals and rural health units (RHU’s) located in remote areas of the region for COVID-19 response and rescue.

The recipients were Alabat Island District Hospital in Quezon, San Jose Rural Health Unit, Mataas na Kahoy-RHU in Batangas, Malagasang 2 BHS in Cavite, Victoria RHU in Laguna and Ternate RHU in Cavite.

“We have to ensure that every rural health unit and government hospital in the region have one land ambulance to provide emergency service and transfer patient from one health facility to another to maintain the continuity of medical care. Kailangang fully equipped at me mga lifesaving equipment na nakalagay including communication device for the management and care of the patient,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the turn-over ceremony held at the regional office in Project 4, Quezon City on September 28, 2020.

Each land ambulance comes with medical supplies and equipment needed for emergency including automatic external defibrillator, nebulizer, portable suction machine, examining light, aneroid sphygmomanometer, folding stretcher, scoop stretcher, heavy duty stethoscope, and oxygen cylinder.

Meanwhile, as of September 27, 2020, CALABARZON has a total of 37,424 COVID-19 cases. There are 19,521 recoveries recorded and 881 deaths. Active cases are at 17,022.

Province of Laguna has the highest number cases with 11,897, followed by Cavite 10,213, Rizal 6,979, Batangas 6,540 and Quezon 1,705.

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