THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is ready to provide escort to emergency vehicles, particularly ambulance vehicles, that have to pass through heavy traffic.
This after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he will ask the MMDA and the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to escort ambulances through traffic jams to ensure that patients needing urgent care reach hospitals on time.
”When the need arises, motorycle-riding traffic enforcers can be tapped to escort emergency vehicles all over Metro Manila so that emergency patients needing urgent care can reach hospitals the soonest possible time.” MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said.
The MMDA chied added that on-ground traffic enforcers can also assist ambulances through traffic on roads congested with vehicles or when motorists refuse to give way.
The MMDA said emergency vehicles whose passengers require urgent medical attention must be given priority and must be spared from being stuck in traffic.