Clamping policy has no exceptions, says TRO
“No one is exempted from clamping.”
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said that he approved the clamping of the two ambulances parked outside a private hospital in Jones Avenue on Wednesday.
Osmeña said that he received several complaints about the parked ambulances.
“No, I got a complaint. I passed it to CITOM so I said clamp it,” Osmeña said.
Osmeña said that the hospital should make a room for their vehicles so they won’t be a problem on the streets.
“Why? It was illegally parked… Ambulances are not exempted and it’s very clear that they (owners) let their private cars park inside and keep the ambulance outside,” said Osmeña.
Osmeña also warned the hospital management that he will not hesitate to have the ambulances towed if they are caught illegally parking again.
However, Osmeña clarified that the traffic enforcers are directed that under ‘extremely difficult situation,’ they may consider tolerating certain things.
Furthermore, in a statement posted by CebuDoc Group of Hospitals on their Facebook page, the group said that have already settled with CITOM and are improving their facilities including parking space.
“Since January this year, we have already provided parking spaces for our ambulances, company vehicles and employee service behind the Osmeña Blvd., along Gov. M. Roa St.,” the statement read.
Cebu Doctors Hospital also said that they have acquired a new property across their south entrance which will be then converted to a parking space.
“All these efforts are done just to provide our patients and clients a better healing environment. Also, be assured that we will continue to deliver compassionate, quality, and innovative healthcare to Cebu and the rest of the region,” said the group.
Read the statement here:
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