Written by: Peach Ledesma
The Aklan Provincial Government is looking to put an air ambulance in Boracay.
This has been confirmed by Department of Tourism Officer-in-Charge, Tim Ticar.
According to Ticar, the placement of the air ambulance aims to provide a prompt transport service for tourists and local residents during any untoward incidents.
The DOT-OIC added that in its presence, patients on the island can be easily air-lifted to Kalibo or Iloilo and even to Manila or Cebu whenever a serious medical attention will be needed.
Ticar also said that this is based on the words given by the provincial government which is in line with the topic opened by Aklan Cong. Teodoro Haresco Jr. himself.
The type of aircraft to be used as an air ambulance hasn't been discussed yet, Ticar however, stressed that it should be properly equipped and is able for a fast patient transport.
Meanwhile, the island of Boracay is the project’s priority at the moment, and an air ambulance for Kalibo is also being considered in the future.
Translated by: Shelah Casiano