Swift, efficient, and unhampered transport for medical frontliners is important in the fight against COVID-19. In response to this need, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has lent one MU-X and two D-Max units to the Biñan local government, for the transport of healthcare workers in Biñan and Santa Rosa, Laguna. IPC also lent one MU-X and one NLR PLV to The Medical City South Luzon in Santa Rosa, to be used for shuttling its frontliners.
All units underwent sanitation and disinfection prior to being delivered to the municipality of Biñan. IPC is also reaching out to other hospitals in an effort to address their mobility needs.
“As the world, including the Philippines, faces an unprecedented health crisis threatening countless lives, our healthcare workers and frontliners—the doctors, nurses, medical researchers, hospital and clinic technicians, and other staff—have risked their own lives to help stop the pandemic, while caring for those who have contracted the disease,” said IPC president Hajime Koso. “And they have been performing such selfless work tirelessly, without letup. With these vehicles, we at IPC hope that our dedicated and enduring heroes in the hospitals would find comfort and safety in their transport. Through our vehicles, we can help them fight the virus more effectively.”
In addition, the Isuzu Mobile Medics after-sales program continues to be available for vehicles used in essential operations during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. “The Isuzu Mobile Medic is an on-site emergency servicing [that] will be essential for Isuzu vehicles to continue operating uninterrupted in the government, armed forces, utility companies, logistics, and healthcare sectors,” Koso added.
For Isuzu owners, the Japanese brand’s network of 45 dealerships across the country will be offering a 30-day grace period on all Isuzu vehicles with scheduled preventive mainenance work that will fall within the enhanced community quarantine. A 30-day extension likewise applies to warranty coverages lapsing within the quarantine period.