Antigua Cruise Port and Global Ports Holding (GPH), which recently donated an Emergency Response Vehicle to the Antigua & Barbuda Emergency Medical Services, has said they are happy that the vehicle has already been put into full service.
The Toyota Noah was purchased from local auto dealer, Harney Motors.
“The addition of this emergency response vehicle to our emergency fleet is vitally important,” said Shawn Greenidge, Director of the Antigua & Barbuda Emergency Medical Services.
Dona Regis-Prosper, General Manager of Antigua Cruise Port, said, “We’re very proud to donate this emergency response vehicle. The health and safety of our community is one of our top priorities, particularly during these unprecedented times. If we do not have proper access to essential services, we cannot function properly as a society. By reducing life-threatening delays in emergency care, we are supporting the delivery of quality health care services to the people of Antigua and Barbuda. At the end of the day, we believe that our community comes first.”
Regis-Prosper continued, “Antigua Cruise Port recognizes the importance of its role as a private sector partner and remains committed to working with the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda to address local challenges.”
The general manager said while the vehicle was originally intended to be used at the port, since the port facilities are closed, the EMS has placed the vehicle into service, particularly at the airport where there is a need.