Cuddalore, India: Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., today handed over two Advanced Life Support ambulances to Government Hospital, Thittagudi and Primary Health Centre, Mangallur in Cuddalore district.
On behalf of HMIF, Mr.Gopala Krishnan C.S, Trustee handed over the keys of ambulances to the representatives of Government Hospital, Thittagudi and Primary Health Centre, Mangallur in the presence of Thiru.C.V. Ganesan, Minister for Labour Welfare and Skill Development, Government of Tamil Nadu. Other senior officials from Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine were also present at the event.
The Advanced Life Support ambulances are equipped with facilities such as air conditioning, auto-loading stretcher trolley with floor mounting mechanism, oxygen cylinder cabinet and delivery system, separate doctor seat and squad bench for paramedic staff or relatives. These ambulances will help in movement and treatment of patients who require intensive monitoring, invasive airway management and enhanced medical care. The vehicles will also provide essential support for patients requiring pre-natal and post-natal care, aiding road accident victims, responding to disaster situations and facilitating to organise medical camps.
Commenting on the donation of ambulances, Mr.Gopala Krishnan C.S, Trustee, Hyundai Motor India Foundation, said, “Under Hyundai’s global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’, HMIF understands the importance of providing better and quick access to healthcare to our society. These Advanced Life Support ambulances will play a crucial role by extending the medical capabilities beyond the hospital walls to give patients timely and appropriate medical care during transit and help improve chances of saving precious lives.”
The HMIF Advanced Life Support ambulances will be the first dedicated vehicles for Government Hospital in Thittagudi and Primary Health Centre in Mangallur and will play a vital role in responding to medical emergencies of patients around Thittagudi, Mangallur and surrounding villages.
These ambulances will be operated and maintained by Government Hospital, Thittagudi and Primary Health Centre, Mangallur.