ABOUT seven barangays in Bacolod City are set to receive new ambulances from the national government office.
Bacolod City Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya said Tuesday, June 18, the Department of Health (DOH) informed him that this year, there will be seven ambulances for the city.
He said the procurement of the ambulances were already included in 2019 budget.
These will be distributed to the seven barangays with no ambulance vehicle such as barangays Handumanan, Felisa, Cabug, Mansilingan, Banago, Tangub, and Pta. Taytay.
“I submitted this proposal to the DOH because there is a need to improve the health services in our barangays, especially to those barangays that do not have an ambulance,” Gasataya said.
He said the ambulances, which cost P2.5 million each, will be turned over by the DOH soon.
He added in all regions, only Bacolod City will receive seven ambulances for this year.
Once it will be turned over to the barangays, Gastasaya said it’s the responsibility of the barangay to maintain the ambulance. (MAP)