More and more companies and private individuals are looking for ways to help our modern-day heroes—the frontliners—during these tough times.
Ford Philippines, for its part, is deploying its Ford Transit vans to help transport medical and healthcare frontliners amid the enhanced community quarantine that saw the suspension of public transportation in Luzon.
Ford partnered with Lifeline 16911 for a lendout of the Ford Transit for the entire duration of the quarantine period to transport medical frontliners to Lifeline’s various points of dispatch (LIFEPODS). Points of dispatch are standalone ambulance stations spread across Metro Manila that house the ambulance, equipment, and crew. Lifeline 16911 is the largest private ambulance and pre-hospital provider in Metro Manila that offers 24/7 emergency quick response ambulances, doctors on call, and patient transfer services.
Ford has also lent another Ford Transit van to Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City for the duration of the quarantine period to shuttle medical workers from various pickup points in the city to the hospital and then back to designated drop-off points. The lendout will allow the medical frontliners to get to Asian Hospital faster and more conveniently to facilitate medical service delivery.
Ford is also looking to lend its Ranger pickup trucks to partner-organizations to help transport food, supplies, equipment, and other essential goods.