In the face of the expansion of COVID-19 in Holguin, day-to-day work as drivers of private transport has changed for many of these owners, Many days voluntarily joined health services as ambulances in new ways to hospitals and isolation centers They are like regular drivers in this field.
Roman Batista Jr., with five years of experience as a private transporter, today travels the streets and highways of Holguin with an ambulance sign. From their own communities.
Following a call from the State Directorate of Transportation to support the demand for vehicular traffic to counter the negative impact of Govt-19 in Holguin, Jr. did not think twice and put his 13-seater Chevrolet truck in the possession of the Integrated Medical Emergency Agency (SIUM) like his colleagues. In a polite and humane response to the difficult epidemic situation that runs through the eastern region.
The private transporter told the Cuban News Agency that I could not be in the car parked at home when many patients needed his services, and that was why I was here, in my new Piquera, adhering to the routes appointed as another driver of the public health template.
At the base of his truck, as he waited in the ambulance ramp early in the morning, Jr. stressed that it marked one of the most complex tasks he had ever undertaken in his life as a driver. With the attention of any reactive patient, be prepared to provide first aid learned in the intensive care course obtained prior to joining this mission.
Among the volunteers who provided the arrangement was Raul Verdicia, owner of a 14-seater minibus. Media that already travels on the roads with the new identity of services provided to the health system, Ways without the questionable hour, or in the new place where the driver is assigned to this task.
Sometimes the roads are quiet, with patients with mild symptoms, but in other cases, the road to some health centers is complicated, leading to a specialist ambulance or Activate code 11 to go to the medical care center in the shortest possible time, He pointed out.
Raoul commented that sometimes one is frightened and feels chills inside when the patient hears his cough increase or sees his color change in the rearview mirror. Or you start to sweat without physical exertion, for which we have to drive with more precision because it is a service Contribute to saving lives We are like regular ambulance drivers.
To perform these functions related to the transportation of patients with Govt-19 disease, drivers must adhere to a health team that is not suitable for their daily lives. These include a surgical uniform, cap, three-layer nasopharynx and protective mask.
Accompanied by Jr. and Royal, along with new ambulances of other transport owners from various municipalities in Holguin, Those who reaffirmed their willingness to travel in ways that seek their contribution to counter the expansion of Govt-19.
(With ACN information)