PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Lingap Kawal Foundation donates new ambulance for Philippine ArmyCAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City, Samar, January 10 (PIA) -- The Catbalogan City-based 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army officially received yesterday morning, a brand new ambulance from the Lingap Kawal Foundation through the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The blessing of the brand new ambulance was held at the 8ID Headquarters during the flag raising ceremony with Maj, General Mario F. Chan, commander of 8ID gracing the occasion.
According to 8th ID spokesman Lt. Col. Niceforo Diaz, the vehicle will be used by the Camp Lukban Station Hospital (CLSH) of Headquarters 8ID, primarily for evacuation of patients.
With the addition of the vehicle, the CLSH now has three ambulance, further enhancing its lift capability for evacuation, the 8th ID spokesman said.
Aside from catering to military patients and their dependents, the ambulance units of the Division have figured in the evacuation of civilian victims of accidents or disaster related incidents in the Region, he added.
To recall, the 8ID as part of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, has been very active in disaster response and rescue operations in the region.
Meanwhile, Chan welcomed the new addition to the 8th IDs equipment as enhancement to the military’s public service for the people of Eastern Visayas.
“The new ambulance will certainly make the 8ID more effective in performing its tasks in accordance with IPSP Bayanihan,” he said. (PIA 8)