TO ADDRESS the need for safe transport of patients during the pandemic, Foton Philippines turned over six units of the Toano negative pressure ambulance to the Philippine Red Cross. This is said to be the first fleet of its kind here.

Also known as the “mobile N95 solution,” a negative pressure ambulance “isolates” the patient from the vehicle cabin to control spread of infection from the patient to the medical team in the ambulance. The Toana ambulance is also equipped with a full set of rescue equipment including a ventilator, defibrillator, ECG monitor, ultraviolet disinfection lamp, and central oxygen supply interface. Stretching to almost six meters, the Toano also stands 1.7 meters high — offering more space than typical vans. Foton said in a release that its bigger size “will allow medical institutions to add more medical equipment” for better emergency response.

“As the virus continues to spread, the demand for professional ambulance equipment in the Philippines has started to increase, and we are here to provide the solution for medical mobility needs,” said United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI) President Rommel Sytin. UAAGI is the exclusive country distributor of Foton, and is continuing to provide ambulances to different government during this trying time. Foton Philippines also has regular ambulance units available for sale in its 29-strong dealership network nationwide.