Texas is experiencing a huge push for new hospitals and health clinics. This is mostly due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, with Texas having around 486,000 cases as of early August 2020. This kind of alarming data puts an even greater sense of urgency to such a need for more clinics and testing centers.
So, what would be an innovative solution to this resource crisis? Perhaps pop-up container hospitals could be an answer.
We’re going to give you some things to think about when planning for a pop-up medical clinic or testing center – using used shipping containers for sale.
What Is A Pop-Up Hospital using Shipping Containers?
An idea could be to build out a pop-up container hospital utilizing six shipping containers. A standard hospital facility has an operating theater, a pre- and post-OT room, a sterilization unit, staff unit, and storage unit. These are all connected via a central lobby. This could all be done with about 6 shipping containers connected together.
How Is A Pop-Up Shipping Container Hospital Used?
Pop-up shipping container hospitals are suitable for both minor and intensive surgical procedures. They could be also used for testing during pandemic breakouts. Their modular nature makes them ideal for quick set up in crisis areas. They’re rugged and robust enough for temporary or semi-permanent use. Pop-up shipping container hospitals could feature their own electrical and water purification systems. This means they’re not dependent on an external infrastructure, making them even more ideal for disaster areas.
Advantages Of A Shipping Container Mobile Hospital
Shipping container mobile hospitals are modular in their very nature. This means they can be customized to suit your particular needs and quickly moved to any desired location.
A shipping container hospital’s ability to be moved from one location to another (relatively quickly) is of strategic logistical importance, in times of crisis. Especially during pandemics like the one we are witnessing with Coranavirus/COVID-19. The outbreaks and hot spots aren’t stationary. Having a mobile hospital means it can be transported to at-risk areas as needed. This is a noteworthy advantage over other more permanent solutions.
This is one of the top reasons why shipping containers are so good for building mobile hospitals. They’re easy to move, being build for transportation. Shipping containers can be transported by truck, rail, ship, or nearly any other method you can think of to get an object from one place to another.
Shipping containers are also built to carry and hold a lot of equipment. They’re usually test-rated to hold tens of thousands of pounds. This means they’re more than capable of storing a lot of equipment even after they’re set up.
They’re also meant to be durable. This means they’ll be strong enough to withstand harsh or dangerous environments. Combined with the speed with which shipping container hospitals can be deployed and set up, these modular buildings are quite literally saving lives.
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