The hospital chiefs of Federico Roman Tirador Memorial District Hospital in Janiuay, Dr. Ricardo S. Provido District Hospital in Calinog, and Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao receive the symbolic key for the three Medipeace ambulances from Gov. Arthur Defensor, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Medipeace president Dr. Dong-Yuob Suh and Senior Program Officer Ms. Hyemi Kim at the provincial capitol grounds on Monday, December 11, 2017.
Iloilo province received three more ambulances from Medipeace, a non-government organization from South Korea, on .
Medipeace president Dr. Dong-Yuob Suh and Senior Program Officer Ms. Hyemi Kim turned over the ambulances to Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and the chiefs of the recipient district hospitals during the flag-raising ceremony.
The fully-equipped Hyundai Starex ambulances will be deployed to Federico Roman Tirador Sr. Memorial District Hospital (FRTSMDH) in Janiuay, Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Memorial District Hospital (DRSPMDH) in Calinog and Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in (DRYLMDH) Lambunao.
Medipeace already donated a total of 12 ambulances to the province since 2015.
Gov. Defensor personally thanked Dr. Suh and Medipeace for their continuous support to the various health programs of the province.
To note, Medipeace has been instrumental in the implementation of the US$7 million Iloilo Georaphically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) Health System project of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) which established new health facilities in Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian, Jesus Colmenares Memorial District Hospital in Balasan, and DRSPMDH in Calinog.
Medipeace has been a partner of the province for the past six years. Aside from donating ambulances, the organization also sponsored Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardio Pulmonary Life Support Training for 48 health workers from the 12 district hospitals of the province.
It has helped improved the services of Rural Health Units (RHUs) and district hospitals through the various medical equipment they have donated.