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Eurokars Group donates ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases to boost patient care

Eurokars Group donates ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases to boost patient care

SINGAPORE, 25 November 2020 – Eurokars Group has become the first automotive company and private sector corporate entity in Singapore to make a donation of an ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases (TTSH-NCID), amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the peak of the pandemic, TTSH’s ambulances were deployed for the safe transfer of COVID-19 patients from NCID to the Community Isolation Facilities and Community Care Facilities and those waiting for swab results to the Swab Isolation Facilities. Now, while the transportation of COVID-19 cases has reduced, the ambulances which are decontaminated and wiped down thoroughly after each transfer are also used for shuttling the hospital’s inpatients within the campus for their medical appointments or to other hospitals for treatment.

The Eurokars donation will join an existing fleet of ambulances that are in service around the clock, to provide vital aid and boost the inter and intra transfer of patients within and outside of the hospital campus.

Besides being fully equipped with emergency and life support facilities and trolley bed access, it has an additional auto retractable wheelchair ramp to accommodate wheelchair access.

The ambulance was officially handed over to TTSH-NCID by the Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, Mr Karsono Kwee, during a handover ceremony on 25 November 2020 at TTSH. The Chief Operating Officer of TTSH, Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim, and Clinical Director of NCID, Dr Shawn Vasoo, accepted the generous donation.

Mr Kwee said: “Eurokars Group believes in the power of automobiles in enhancing the lives of people and empowering them to fulfil their aspirations, and meet their daily needs and requirements. Our donation of a fully-equipped ambulance to TTSH-NCID is in line with the Group’s mission of contributing and making a positive impact on our society.”

“While the number of cases in the community has declined and we are transitioning to phase 3 of the re-opening of the economy in Singapore, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the global economy and it has claimed not just lives but also jobs and livelihoods worldwide. Throughout this health crisis, we have seen heroic efforts by individuals and healthcare providers such as TTSH-NCID and its dedicated staff to protect and preserve the health and lives of the community. By supporting TTSH-NCID with our donation of an ambulance, we derive satisfaction in knowing that we are able to reach out and help those in need to access life-sustaining care and treatment not just during the pandemic but at all times,” he added.

Dr Jamie Mervyn Lim, Chief Operating Officer of TTSH, said, “The outpouring support for healthcare institutions and healthcare workers from the community has been tremendous. Pandemic or not, our ambulances play a critical role in supporting our patient movement. We are extremely delighted and appreciative of Eurokars Group’s generous donation of an ambulance to TTSH-NCID.”

This contribution to TTSH-NCID is the latest in a sequence of similar donations. Recently in 2017, the Group donated a vehicle which it modified for wheelchair access to SPD, formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled. Prior to that, the Group made a co-donation, together with the Rotary Club, of a vehicle which was modified for wheelchair access to the Tan Tock Seng Patient Care Centre, and also sponsored a vehicle for The Red Cross.

CSR continues to be an integral part of Eurokars Group. Over the years, the Group has championed many meaningful causes.

“While we constantly strive to achieve sustainable growth as a company and attain new benchmarks of performance, we will also continue to not just step forward in a crisis but also proactively make contributions that aim to enhance the health and well-being of the population which non-profit and public healthcare organisations such as the TTSH-NCID support and assist,” said Mr Kwee.

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About Eurokars Group

Eurokars Group is synonymous with premium automotive brands in Singapore and has enjoyed significant growth, with every brand under its care boasting an unblemished track record, each with its own unique branding and positioning. With more than 30 years of market representation, and industry accolades from Enterprise 50 and Superbrands, Eurokars Group is a wellestablished motoring entity, having grown over the years from a niche sports car retailer to a multifranchise automotive dealership group.

Eurokars Group was founded by respected entrepreneur, Mr Karsono Kwee, who as Executive Chairman of the group is driven by a genuine passion for motorcars and has turned the business into a well-diversified and leading customer-oriented dealer of premium automobile brands in the region.

About Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) is the flagship hospital of the National Healthcare Group and part of Singapore’s Public Healthcare System. As a pioneering hospital with strong roots in the community for over 175 years, TTSH is recognised as the People’s Hospital, serving a resident population of 1.4 Million living in Central Singapore.

Together, with 70 community partners and 80 community health posts, it brings care beyond the hospital into the community as an integrated care organisation – Central Health.

As one of the largest multi-disciplinary hospitals in Singapore, TTSH operates more than 1700 beds with centres of excellence including the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Institute for Geriatrics & Active Ageing (IGA), NHG Eye Institute (NHGEI), TTSH Rehabilitation Centre, and Ang Mo Kio Specialist Centre (AMKSC).

TTSH’s 600-bed Integrated Care Hub will be ready in 2023 to provide for sub-acute care and rehabilitation. As a healthcare leader in population health, systems innovation, health technologies and workforce transformation, TTSH hosts Singapore’s largest purpose-built innovation centre for healthcare – the Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and its Co-Learning Network of 37 local and international partners.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Angeline Tan
General Manager, Group PR & Corporate Communications
Eurokars Group
Telephone: (65) 6360 2406
Mobile: (65) 9237 0438
Email: angeline.tan@eurokars.com.sg
Website: https://www.eurokarsgroup.com

Algene Hong
Senior Executive, Group PR & Corporate Communications
Eurokars Group
Telephone: (65) 6360 2419
Email: algene.hong@eurokars.com.sg
Website: https://www.eurokarsgroup.com

Praveen S/O Sotheibo Nayago
Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Mobile: (65) 9423 2975
Email: praveen_nayago@ttsh.com.sg

Jasmine Chia
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Mobile: (65) 9841 1634
Email: jasmine_cy_chia@ttsh.com.sg