Firestone Liberia Acquires An Additional Ambulance
HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (December 11, 2006)- Firestone Liberia has added a new ambulance to its fleet currently being used by the Firestone Medical Center.
According to the company’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, the new ambulance is well-equipped with the necessary medical equipment, such as built-in stretcher, bed and medical kit as well as communication sets that are essential in the process of conveying patients to the hospital.
Dr. Mabande said the new ambulance, which cost more than $35,000 USD, brings to three the number of ambulances now owned and operated by the Firestone Medical Center. He described the acquisition of the additional ambulance as a boost to the medical outreach service of the Medical Center.
The Firestone Liberia Chief Medical Officer further noted that with three ambulances now at the disposal of the Medical Center, patients can be brought quickly from various parts of the concession area to Harbel for treatment in case of emergencies.
Dr. Mabande commended Firestone Liberia for investing in the medical needs of the Liberian people and stressed that it manifests Firestone’s ardent commitment to improving the health condition of Liberians.
He assured that the medical vehicles will be used to respond promptly to calls from the various divisions whenever emergency cases exist to convey affected patients to the hospital in Harbel or Duside where an out patient service is currently being rendered.
Commenting on the purchase of the new ambulance, the Vice President of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union (FAWUL), Samuel Dogba, praised Firestone Liberia for the initiative and referred to it as “a welcomed development.”
Dogba noted that these ambulances will help enhance Firestone Liberia’s medical services to its employees in terms of moving patients faster from parts of the concession area to Harbel for prompt medical attention.
He said this investment is indicative of Firestone’s desire to improve the health, social, economic and educational conditions of its employees and their dependants and that it could benefit surrounding communities as well.