JULY 15, 2020
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities across the globe have been facing incredible difficulties.
The outbreak has caused most of these beds to be occupied for long periods of time, leaving little to no availability for other patients who require immediate medical attention and care. Shipping containers serve as an excellent solution in these situations.
The use of shipping containers is not limited to just storage, handling, and transportation. In keeping with their versatility, shipping containers can be converted into mobile clinics, medical centers, and hospitals in remote areas during health crises and for disaster relief.
They are customizable and can be transformed into biocontainment isolation wards, check-up centers, or surgical rooms and emergency rooms, depending on the requirements. These mobile clinics are quick to assemble and disassemble. Because they are made from shipping containers, they are flexible and easy to move from one place to another via road, rail, and ship. They can be used as standalone facilities or multiple container “wards” can be connected by inflatable hallways to design a mobile hospital.
This idea of using shipping containers as mobile clinics has already been implemented. The first COVID-19 intensive care units called the Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments, or CURA, have been installed at a hospital in Turin, Italy. These are made from shipping containers, developed by the Italian design company Carlo Ratti Associati in collaboration with MIT and help aid the pandemic-struck country to treat more patients.
If you are looking to install mobile clinics and healthcare centers made from shipping containers, Mobile Modular Portable Storage is a local supplier that provides high-security portable storage containers in multiple sizes with some excellent rental and purchase plans. We deliver containers typically in one business day and offer a 30-day billing cycle instead of the usual 28-day rental plan.
To learn more, contact us on 866-459-7600 or to rent or purchase shipping containers, request a quote. We generally respond within one business hour.
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