Third sea ambulances was turned-over to the local government of Patnanungan, Quezon at Eva’s Kitchenette in Real, Quezon led by the Department of Health (DOH)-Region 4-A.
To convey the emergency patients from the islands to the nearest health facility and also to respond to rescue operations in times of sea calamities in the area.
Regional Director Eduardo C.Janairo stated that “Upang lalo pang makapagbigay ng mas maayos na serbisyong kalusugan, ito ay lalagyan din natin ng pondo upang makabili ng mga emergency equipment at emergency kits na magagamit ng ating mga health workers sa tuwing sila ay bibisita at magbibigay ng preventive health care services at sa pagreresponde din lalo na ngayong may COVID 19 na pandemya ”.
Janairo also acknowledged the essential effort and support of local government executives, particularly Quezon Provincial Governor David Suarez, First District Representative Wilfrido Mark Enverga and Fourth District Representative Dr. Angelina Tan.
“Ingatan po natin at bigyang halaga ang paggamit ng sea ambulance na ito dahil ito po ay bunga ng pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng mga taong namumuno at likas ang pagmamahal sa bayan upang maiangat ang antas ng kalusugan sa inyong probinsya at mabigyan kayo ng sapat na serbisyong pangkalusugan,” Janairo concluded.
The town of Patnanungan is a fifth-class municipality and part of the Polilio Group of Islands and considered as a Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area with only one rural health unit located in Barangay Población and six barangay health stations.
The sea ambulance will serve to alleviate the difficulties of sending patients from the islands to higher health facilities located about 63 kilometers from the mainland of Real, Quezon.
IN PHOTO: DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo together with Mayor Roderick M. Larita and Vice Mayor Alvaro B. Demin cuts the ribbon as the department formally turns-over the third sea ambulance to the local government of Patnanungan, Quezon during the blessing and turn-over held at Real Port in Quezon on September 23, 2020.