Girardin partner in the implementation of a mobile clinic
Drummondville, May 14, 2020 - It is immediately after the press conference that CIUSSS Maurice Centre-du-Quebec drove away with its brand new Micro Bird minibus, given that it will operational starting tomorrow May 15, 2020.
Girardin worked very hard and within a short timeframe to ensure that the minibus be ready on time for the Mobile Clinic' start.
This initiative from the CIUSSS, in partnership with Girardin, the City of Drummondville, Ste-Croix/Heriot Foundation and Shadow Graphics will contribute to increase Covid-19 testing.
The minibus, that is equipped as a miniature lab on wheels, will drive with on board a team of health-trained staff coming from several specializations, and will visit the socio-sanitary area of Mauricie, Centre-du-Quebec and the City of Drummondville to prevent virus symptoms at erlders' residences, students in schools and workers in businesses.
This will also be a way to offer psychological support services to those who need it the most, at a time when people are gradually going back ot their regular activities.
The CIUSSS wishes with this initiative to increase testing and reduce the spread in the population.
Girardin is proud to be a partner in this mobile clinic project and finds that it is a great idea. We would like to congratulate the CIUSSS for implementing this mobile lab which will lead to preventative care to citizens who need it the most.
Girardin Vice-President Michel Daneault was at the press conference in the afternoon and declared: "Safety, it's important, this is what we do everyday. We are in the school transport industry, so to be able to help youth in Drummondville, Centre-du-Quebec and Mauricie regions by providing the psychological support and testing, this is direcly linked to our values."
Furthermore, he commented: "It's a privilege for Girardin to be able to contribute to limiting the spread, we feel it will make a difference in the community."
Were also in attendance, and are on the picture, Mrs. Nathalie Boisvert, Co-President and General Manager CIUSSS MCQ (center), Mr. Dave Girardin President (left) and Mr. Michel Daneault, VP (right).
Girardin would like to thank all media who came to hear the great news, and who respectfully followed requested sanitary measures to maintain our workplace free of cases.