COTABATO CITY—To expand access and availability of medical equipment, the Bangsamoro Government is set to turn over 1-unit of lake ambulance and 1-unit of lake cadaver transport for the residents in Lanao del Sur province.
Both of the ambulance and cadaver transport are among the BARMM’s projects under the Marawi Rehabilitation Program (MRP) which aim to address the need of efficient transport of patients, particularly Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to hospitals and health centers.
BARMM Deputy Chief Minister Ali Solaiman said the project showed the Government of the Day’s eagerness to support the Bangsamoro people.
“Isa sa malaking problema ng ating mga mamamayan sa paligid ng Lake Lanao ay kung paano mapadali ang transportation ng mga may sakit dahil may kalayuan ang mga hospitals dito,” Solaiman said.
“Kabilang na rin dito ay kung may namatay sa isang pamilya, hindi na sila masyado magkaka-problema sa transportation since gamit ang mga lake ambulance ay maaaring mapadali ang transportation nito at makakaiwas pa sila ng malaking gastos sa tulong ng proyekto ng BARMM-MRP,” he added.
Currently, the Bangsamoro Government continues to implement various projects in Marawi City in partnership with several ministries that have been approved under the MRP.
Part of these projects include the enhancement of the IDPs’ profile database, socio-economic livelihood assistance program under the Sagip Kabuhayan Program; installation of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities (WaSH) across all temporary and permanent shelters within and outside BARMM; and the purchase and dispatch of mobile health clinics, lake ambulances, and cadaver transport to serve people with medical needs.
Saura Taurac, information officer of MRP and resident of the said province, stressed that the official turnover of the said lake equipment is expected within this year.
She also shared her appreciation by saying, “the mainland people of Lake Lanao were thankful for the continued support of the Government of the Day for the progress of its constituents.”
“Nagpapasalamat ang karamihan sa mga kababayan natin dito at Alhamdulillah [Praised be to God] dahil ngayon pa lamang sila nagkaroon ng ganitong projects na nagmumula sa BARMM at napakalaking tulong nito sa ating mga ka-Bangsamoro,” Taurac said. (Johaira Sahidala/BIO)