The Philippine Red Cross gets a new ambulance in their fleet, and it comes courtesy of Foton. The Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer has donated a high-roof variant of the TransVan to the organization to further boost their ambulance fleet size.
“As part of our corporate social responsibility, the donation of this ambulance aims to provide immediate response to the humanitarian situations through efficient means of transportation in line with the objectives of the Philippine Red Cross,” said Rommel Sytin, president of Foton Philippines.
Foton mentions that the longer, taller TransVan HR offers several key advantages as an emergency vehicle, chief among which is space to allow paramedics to move freely in the ambulance. They added that, with more space, there is also more room for medical equipment and the patient inside the vehicle. Foton's donated ambulance's interior is also specifically designed for paramedic purposes.
It comes with a wheeled stretcher, along with an adjustable back rest to ensure patient comfort. Plus, there's a heavy-duty spine board equipped in the ambulance as well. There are three front-facing reclining seats with seat belts to allow paramedics to monitor as comfortably as possible. On top of that, there are additional cabin air exhaust fan apart from the vehicle’s existing heating and air conditioning system. 12V and 220V power sockets are there to assist in operating and recharging the on-board medical equipment. First aid kits, stethoscopes, an aneroid blood pressure monitor, and ambulatory bags are also available inside the vehicle.