Healthcare workers stationed at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) will now have an easier, safer time getting to the workplace thanks to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and the Toyota Mobility Foundation.
The Japanese carmaker has just launched a new sanitized shuttle service for PGH employees to support the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Free Ride for Health Workers Program. A total of 10 Toyota vehicles will ferry frontliners to and from PGH around the clock, catering to different shifts and allowing for convenient booking via smartphone.
All shuttles come equipped with air purifiers and disposable seat covers, and routinely undergo disinfection. Drivers and crew wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and social distancing is maintained during trips, too.
“To express our appreciation to the frontliners for their courage and sacrifice, Toyota partners with the Department of Transportation to support our modern-day heroes,” TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto said in a statement. “As a good corporate citizen of the Philippines, we will continue with our commitment to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, especially in these trying times.”
Besides the PGH shuttle service, TMP has already deployed a total of 49 vehicles to assist hospitals and other facilities in the fight against COVID-19. TMP employees have also taken the initiative to pool their resources and donate PPEs to healthcare personnel.