To call the Ford Transit ‘big’ is nothing short of an understatement. This vehicle is massive—maybe the biggest made-in-America thing on wheels you’ll see in the country. It’s a neat piece of van, but at the same time, it’s one that has a very specialized purpose.
That said, a vehicle of this size might be exactly what out frontline healthcare workers need at the moment—especially with the strict enforcement of social distancing guidelines brought about by the COVID-19 virus.
Ford Philippines knows this, which is why the company is lending units of the Transit to aid frontline healthcare workers move around amidst the Luzon-wide enhanced quarantine period and public transportation ban. One Transit is now being utilized by private ambulance provider Lifeline 16-911, and the other by the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City. Both will be servicing their respective lendees until the end of the enhanced quarantine period.
“We are one with the nation in recognizing the important contributions of medical frontliners, our modern-day heroes, whose roles are very critical during this COVID-19 pandemic,” Ford Philippines managing director PK Umashankar said in a statement.
“With the Ford Transit, we are able to assist in their mobility needs so they can provide the much-needed medical care as soon as possible.”
It doesn’t look like the American carmaker will be stopping with the Transit, either, as it says it is currently looking to lend units of the hot-selling Ranger pickup truck to partner-organizations looking to move vital equipment and supplies.
What other cars out there do you think will make good service vehicles for our frontline healthcare workers?