MDH Acquired Toyota Hilux – as Part of MDH Rain-Flood-Wind Preparedness Program

MDH Acquired Toyota Hilux – as Part of MDH Rain-Flood-Wind Preparedness Program

Posted on October 5, 2012

MDH Rain-Flood-Wind Preparedness Program

MDH Acquired Toyota Hilux – as Part of MDH Rain-Flood-Wind Preparedness Program

One of the areas of improvement identified during the August 2012 Habagat Flood was to have a transport system for staff and even patients whenever there is an MDH perimeter flood.

Today, October 5, 2012, I was happy to learn that MDH bought such kind of a Toyota Hilux (see picture below – the picture of the one bought by MDH to follow – complete with name of Manila Doctors Hospital on in and with hard cover on the rear part of the car).  I had the chance to ride the car today going to the parking lot of MDH along Kalaw Street near Instituto Cervantes.  I was told the car was bought last week of September, 2012, within a month after the MDH Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Committee through Dr. Hian Ho Kua recommended such a car as one of the action plans in the perimeter flood challenge.

Quick action!  Congratulations! Thanks to Dr. Hian Ho Kua, Administrative Director and of course, to the top management who are very supportive of the Safety Promotion and Disaster Preparedness Program of the hospital.

The car can reliably be used whenever there is an unavoidable perimeter flood in MDH.  The car can safely be driven through flood about 3 feet above the street level (about knee high). During flood, this car will be primarily used to transport staff from a pick-up point in the United Nations Avenue – Taft Avenue Light Railway Transit station and also in United Nations Avenue – Roxas Boulevard for those staff using FX.   The transport of the staff  to the hospital during flood situation will be primarily used to avoid manpower shortage and fatigue.  The car can also be used for other purposes as determined by the incident commander during a Code Water Situation such as patient transport and transport of goods, medicines and medical supplies.

During non-rain-flood situation, the car can be used for any kind of business activities of the hospital.

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Pictures Added 10oct9

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