Photo: Nissan

Photo: Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is donating vehicles to be used as ambulances in Liberia to help ongoing efforts to fight the Ebola virus.

Liberia is one of the countries worst affected in West Africa by the epidemic. The ambulances, based on the Nissan Patrol SUV, will be provided to the President’s office of Liberia, which will organize their deployment.

Specially adapted and equipped with stretchers and first aid kits, the ambulances will be used for urgent rescue efforts. The Patrol is perfectly suited to conditions in Africa and with its rugged build will help medical personnel to reach even the most remote areas, according to the automaker. Some units will be donated outright with more provided at a discount.

Discussions are ongoing between Nissan and the authorities in Liberia who are assessing their needs.