SEA AMBULANCE. The United Nations Population Fund hands over to the provincial government of Dinagat Islands a PHP4 million sea ambulance Wednesday (July 20, 2022). The boat is expected to provide fast and safe medical services to the people of the island province. (Photo courtesy of Provincial Information Office Dinagat Islands)

BUTUAN CITY – Dinagat Islands has received a PHP4 million sea ambulance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to boost its medical transport capability.

“This will boost the capability of the provincial government to provide safe and fast services to the residents, especially in times of emergency,” Governor Nilo Demerey Jr. said in a statement Thursday.

Handed over by the UNFPA Wednesday, Demerey said the sea ambulance is already packaged with emergency kits and medical paraphernalia.

“The people of Dinagat Islands are grateful to the continuing support of the UNFPA, especially in providing health services in the province,” Demerey said. (PNA)