With the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) extended until the end of April 2020, frontline health workers face the daily challenge of commuting to and from their stations to provide service to COViD-19 patients on top of their daily hospital responsibilities.
Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH), the country’s pioneer in compact car distribution has taken the opportunity to extend assistance, reaching out to participate in the Free Bus Ride for Medical Workers Program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) that will be an avenue to lend All-New Carry UV units to transport frontliners from different location points, helping ease the burden of their day-to-day commute
Last April 15, 2020, SPH turned over ten (10) Commercial Vehicles to the DOTr, nine of which are Carry Utility Vans (UV) for the use of frontline health workers, and one Super Carry CV will be allocated for logistics and delivery use. The pick-up and drop-off points cover a considerable area in Metro Manila in an effort to accommodate frontline health workers from different communities.
The eight routes include: SM City San Jose Del Monte to Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue), SM City Masinag to The Medical City, Ortigas, Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare Center to Rizal Medical Center, Centris Station (EDSA, Quezon Avenue) to Cubao-Arenta Center MRT 3 Station, SM City Taytay to De Los Santos Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center along E. Rodriguez Avenue, SM City San Mateo to Robinsons Galleria and lastly, SM City San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview and Commonwealth Avenue.
“During these challenging times, we in Suzuki Philippines Inc. understand the impact that we can make as part of the automobile industry. We are more than willing to provide assistance to our frontline health workers for their unwavering commitment to continue serving the Filipino people especially at the current time. We are grateful for their solid dedication and we thank the DOTr as well for opening up a window for us to be of help,” says Suzuki Philippines Inc. President, Akira Utsumi.
Suzuki Philippines specifically selected the All-New Carry as the perfect reliable workhorse for these times that look for truly efficient and agile solutions. With this, SPH will continue to strive and take part in the community as we are currently experiencing a major speed bump worldwide. As Team Suzuki, their participation goes beyond not just by producing reliable products but being able to assist in continuing the way of life of our people.