‘Container Hospitals’ Ready to Deploy
Africa’s first “container hospital,” developed by Chinese scientists, could be ready for use by the end of the month after two years of development. It will be located in either Cameroon or Namibia, depending on government approval.
Its developers say that the hospital’s ten component containers can be slotted together in different configurations, like toy blocks, depending on individual countries’ needs. Each hospital consists of ten containers with rooms for general clinics, waiting patients, treatments, a pharmacy and back-up power supply. The hospitals developers say they can be used for decades if properly maintained, and are intended for long-term service. It is hoped that several African countries will eventually benefit.
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