Shipping container medical clinics could save lives


TO HAVE ANY COGNITIVE ISSUES AND MORE LIKELY TO HAVE STRONGER MEMORIES. SOME GOOD TIPS TO WORK OUT THEM. RESEARCHERS ARE CREATING A BRAND-NEW WAY TO BRING MEDICAL CARE TO AREAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF IT. CHRIS MARTINEZ TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW SOLAR POWERED MEDICAL CLINICS THAT ARE INSIDE SHIPPING CONTAINERS. Reporter: AT 40 FEET LONG AND 9.5 FEET HIGH, THIS SHIPPING CONTAINER COULD SAVE LIVES AROUND THE WORLD. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT, CODY VAN CLEAVE IS PART OF THE TEAM THAT CREATED THIS CONTAINERIZED CLINIC. THIS IS THE TRIAGE FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE AREA. THE MOBILE DOCTORS OFFICE IS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE NEARLY EVERY KIND OF BASIC OUTPATIENT SERVICE. THIS IS WHERE THERE’S ROOM FOR A PATIENT ON A DOCTOR, IT CAN BE DEPLOYED VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE, BY TRUCK, RAIL, OR SHIP. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE AND DISASTER RESPONSE SCENARIOS WHERE THERE IS NO EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURES. Reporter: THE U.S. OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH SPONSOR THE PROJECT , TASKING STUDENTS WITH FINDING A WAY TO GET MEDICAL CARE TO THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN THE MOST REMOTE AREAS. HUMAN CONFLICT AND EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS EXACERBATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE ARE INCREASING THE INCIDENCE OF DISPLACED PEOPLES AND REFUGEES AROUND THE WORLD. TO ENSURE THE SYSTEM WILL BE SELF-RELIANT, THE TEAM DESIGNED THE CLINIC TO RUN ENTIRELY ON SOLAR POWER WITH BATTERIES BUILT IN FOR BACKUP. ONBOARD WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM CAPABLE OF CLEANING NEARLY 1200 GALLONS AN HOUR. THIS PROTOTYPE WILL FACE ITS FIRST REAL TEST THIS SUMMER IN A REFUGEE CAMP IN UGANDA WHERE IT AIMS TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE

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