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May 17, 2021
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Clinic in A Can – Changing the Way People Access Medical Care

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By Rositta Liosi – EM TV Online

Clinic in a Can is non-profit organisation established in 2002 providing affordable, relocatable medical facilities, equipping local doctors and nurses in providing healthcare services to people whose nearest hospital is miles away.

These portable clinics are basically shipping containers transformed into a self-contained medical clinic.

The clinics are built in the U.S using the highest quality components that are sustainable and long lasting and can be shipped ready to use anywhere in the world.

Each clinic is fitted with blown-in foam insulation with the exterior of the container painted white in order to withstand the most extreme temperatures.

Plywood treated with termite resistant pesticide covers the walls in the interior with fibreglass-reinforced panels that sit on the exterior providing a sterile and clean medical environment. 

Each clinic has a mechanical room that contains a water tank and pressurising pump that allows water to flow from the sinks.

Additionally, there is an electrical system that allows the clinic to be powered by solar power, diesel generator or by way of grid supply.

Even without power the clinic can operate for up to 24 hours because of a battery that is powered by the solar power supply.

There is also the additional benefit of a telemedicine system, which includes a camera, and communication device that allows a doctor or nurse in the clinic to consult with specialists in other locations. This ensures that higher quality medical care is provided.

A Clinic In A Can can be designed for various purposes whether it be for surgery, a dental suite, pharmacy, and so forth, these clinics can be customised so as to suit the specialty that a medical facility requires.

For more information about services that a Clinic in A Can provides check out their website.

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