As a way to show its support for Mayor Isko Moreno’s vision to improve healthcare services in Manila, Maxus Philippines donated a Maxus V80 Flex ambulance to the Ospital ng Tondo during the flag-raising ceremony of the country’s city capital last December 9.
The formal turnover ceremony and the signing of the deed of donation was attended by Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. president Felipe Estrella; Maxus Philippines general manager Reginald See, Ospital ng Tondo hospital director Dr. Myrna Paloma, and the Manila mayor.
In an exclusive interview with WHEELS.PH, See said that Maxus Philippines’ donation is a prelude to its other corporate social responsibility efforts to provide convenient and efficient vehicles to institutions and individuals as they are also planning to tie up with other local government units in the future.
“Yes, we’re looking at it but we’re doing it one at a time. The reason why we sponsored Ospital ng Tondo is that it’s where we see that we could be most helpful. So we are looking at other LGUs for which our products and services could be most helpful,” See said.
Customized by Winterpine Marketing Corporation, the three-seater Maxus V80 Flex ambulance is equipped with an LED toplight, siren, public address system as well as official decals and vinyl sticker ambulance markings. On the inside, the emergency vehicle has a two-layer medical floor-mounted cabinet and a fully collapsible stretcher with locking mechanism. Aside from that, the van has also been affixed with a stainless bumper and a stainless ramp approach.
Known for its spacious and flexible interiors, the V80 Flex ambulance is furnished with a 20-pound oxygen tank, wall-mounted blood pressure apparatus, first-aid kit, oxygen tank regulator, a combination adult and pedia ambubag, minor surgical kit, LED flashlight, and stethoscope.
It has also been supplied with a fire extinguisher, fluorescent lamp, IV hook with strap, single oxygen tank holder, marine plywood, non-slip matting, and a jump seat.
See said that like in all other Maxus vehicles, the V80 Flex ambulance also comes with free periodic maintenance service (PMS) for the first 5,000 kms and every succeeding 10,000 kms, or once a year, whichever comes first. He explained that this type of PMS would be more convenient, cost-efficient, and more critically advantageous compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval as the V80 Flex ambulance will be responding to emergency medical services 24/7.
Maxus Philippines currently has outlets located at Mandaluyong, Quezon Avenue, Taguig South and Cebu. For more information about Maxus Philippines, log on to www.maxus.com.ph or visit www.facebook.com/MaxusPhilippines/