The City of Mati in Davao Oriental has purchased a new mobile surgical vehicle unit that can do surgeries in the far-flung barangays or respond to mass casualty situations.
The P16 million Mobile Surgical Unit is another addition to the growing fleet of medical service vehicles by the City Health Office headed by Dr. Ben Hur Catbagan Jr.
“The surgical mobile unit is a ten-wheeler truck equipped with surgical tools and equipment.”
Catbagan said the surgical mobile unit is a ten-wheeler truck equipped with surgical tools and equipment.
The unit can also be rapidly deployed as an advanced medical post in mass casualty situations, and it can be integrated into a field hospital for surgical procedures.
During periods without emergencies, the Mobile Surgical Unit will be deployed for surgical and medical outreach services.
Furthermore, during periods without emergencies, the Mobile Surgical Unit will be deployed for surgical and medical outreach services.
Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat said that the new Mobile Surgical Unit is a testament to Mati City Government’s commitment to recovery and resiliency.
This project aligns with Rabat’s and the City’s Executive Legislative Agenda to improve healthcare accessibility for all, especially the underserved communities .
The Mobile Surgical Unit’s operations will be conducted in partnership with specialists from both the private and government sectors, under the Health Care Provider Network concept of the Universal Health Care Act or RA 11223.
This collaboration will ensure that our city’s residents receive standard medical care from qualified medical professionals.
Aside from the Mobile Surgical Unit, the City of Mati LGU earlier purchased 7 ambulances, 1 dental mobile, 1 van and 1 mobile Xray vehicle for the emergency medical service operations as well as for the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.