Sakai City, Japan gives ambulance to Marikina City

Published July 24, 2019, 3:29 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Jel Santos

An ambulance was donated by the mayor of Sakai, Japan to Marikina City, Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said Wednesday.

 (Photo from Marikina PIO / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Photo from Marikina PIO / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

He said that Marikina has been the sister city of Sakai since 2017.

Teodoro, who went to Japan last week, said that Sakai City Mayor Masahiro Hashimoto showed him the fully equipped ambulance, which will be sent to the Philippines soon.

“Marikina City received an ambulance with advanced life support (ALS) system with complete set of equipment for pre-hospital care,” he said in a statement.

In addition, he said the ambulance had portable and fixed oxygen supply equipment, suction apparatus with a regulator, built-in pulse oximeter, automated external defibrillator, blood pressure meter, nebulizer, and immobilization equipment, among others.

The Marikina mayor thanked Sakai, Japan for donating a fully equipped ambulance.

According to Teodoro, Sakai, Japan also donated a fire truck to Marikina City during the visit of Hashimoto last February 19.

“In Marikina City, we ensure the immediate response to the needs of our community, especially during disasters and other emergencies.

Donations such as these are always great addition to our emergency vehicles. More vehicles would mean more families served. To Sakai Town, we are very much grateful,’’ he ended.