Here’s some good news for the residents of Manila City: Just a few months after receiving a two brand new Toyota Land Cruiser ambulances, the city government has announced that it has received yet another donation, this time from Maxus Philippines.
The donation comes in the form of a V80 Flex which has been turned into a full-fledged ambulance for the use of the Ospital ng Tondo.
The official turnover was held at the Bonifacio and Katipunan Shrine in Ermita, Manila. Maxus Philippines general manager Reginald See, Manila City mayor Isko Moreno, Ospital ng Tondo OIC hospital director Dr. Myrna Paloma, and Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. president Felipe Estrella were present during the ceremony.
The V80 donated by Maxus was customized by Winterpine Marketing Corporation. Not only does it look the part on the outside, but the inside has been properly redesigned as well. An LED light with a siren and a public address system has been placed up top, while the necessary decals have been plastered all around. Inside, the van’s naturally spacious cabin has been fitted with a two-layer medical cabinet and a fully collapsible stretcher with locking mechanisms. As far as other tools go, this van has the whole kit and caboodle: an oxygen tank and regulator, a wall-mounted blood pressure apparatus, a first aid kit, an IV hook with a strap, and a jumpseat, among so many others.
The V80 Flex in ambulance form sees no changes under its hood. It still packs the same 2.5-liter VGT-equipped CRDi diesel engine that generates 134hp and 330Nm available in Maxus’ current lineup.
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