Eurokars Group is the first private automotive distributor in Singapore to donate an ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases (TTSH–NCID), amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambulance was officially handed over to TTSH-NCID by the Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, Mr Karsono Kwee, during a handover ceremony on 25 November 2020 at TTSH.
During the peak of the pandemic, TTSH’s ambulances were deployed for the safe transfer of COVID-19 patients from NCID to the Community Isolation Facilities and Community Care Facilities, and those waiting for swab results to the Swab Isolation Facilities.
The Eurokars Group’s donation joins an existing fleet of ambulances that are in service around the clock. They provide vital aid and boost the inter and intra transfer of patients within and outside of the hospital campus.
Besides being fully equipped with emergency and life support facilities and trolley bed access, it has an additional auto retractable wheelchair ramp to accommodate wheelchair access.
The Chief Operating Officer of TTSH, Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim, and Clinical Director of NCID, Dr Shawn Vasoo, accepted the donation.
Said Mr Kwee: “Eurokars Group believes in the power of automobiles in enhancing the lives of people and empowering them to fulfil their aspirations, and meet their daily needs and requirements.”
“Our donation of a fully-equipped ambulance to TTSH-NCID is in line with the Group’s mission of contributing and making a positive impact on our society.”
“Throughout this health crisis, we have seen heroic efforts by individuals and healthcare providers such as TTSH-NCID and its dedicated staff to protect and preserve the health and lives of the community.”
“By supporting TTSH-NCID with our donation of an ambulance, we derive satisfaction in knowing that we are able to reach out and help those in need to access life-sustaining care and treatment not just during the pandemic but at all times,” he added.
Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim, Chief Operating Officer of TTSH, said, “The outpouring support for healthcare institutions and healthcare workers from the community has been tremendous.”
“Pandemic or not, our ambulances play a critical role in supporting our patient movement. We are extremely delighted and appreciative of Eurokars Group’s generous donation of an ambulance to TTSH-NCID.”