Hyundai donates 18 Starex Cargo Ambulance units to DOH

Updated Jan 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

With 29 more set for another batch.

Hyundai Biñan has turned over a total of 18 Starex Cargo ambulance units complete with medical equipment to the Department of Health (DOH) Region IV-B (MIMAROPA). Hyundai said that the ambulance units are essential in providing medical responses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 18 Hyundai Starex Cargo ambulance units make for the first batch of the 47 destined for Region IV-B. A total of around 150 Hyundai Starex Cargo shall be turned over to DOH to provide mobilization in different parts of the country towards the end of the year.

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Hyundai Starex Ambulance Front View

The 18 Starex Ambulance units will surely be in good use in the region

Director Dr. Mario Baquilod, OIC regional director of the DOH Center for Health Development MIMAROPA, said that the Hyundai Starex Cargo ambulance units are critical in providing health services in hard-to-reach areas of Region IV-B.

He added that the Hyundai ambulance units are versatile since they can provide medical services along the way to a hospital as they are customized to be fitted with essential medical equipment.

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The formal turnover of the 18 Hyundai Starex Cargo Ambulance Units in Project 4, Quezon City

Dr. Mario Baquilod (left) and Mr. Don Tejero (right) during the formal turnover of Hyundai ambulance units


The Hyundai Starex is a popular choice among the available vans in the country. Its space, comfort, power, durability made it not only the vehicle of choice of Filipino families but also as a versatile people and cargo mover.

“We are happy to see our vehicles repurposed to serve the Filipino’s multiple needs, particularly in the area of health services in far-flung government hospitals,” said HARI president and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo. “It is quite fitting that the most beloved family van of Filipinos has evolved to save more lives and serve more families on a daily basis.”

Hyundai Ambulance Interior View

The Hyundai ambulances units are customized to provide excellent medical services

The turnover of Starex Cargo ambulance units is just one of many innovative ways for Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) to assist the country in flattening the curve, as well as bringing the economy back on its feet.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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