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This is a first in France, a dentist from Marseilles had the idea of transforming a maritime container into a care unit to help the Ukrainian population. inside, it contains everything needed to carry out emergency operations. #TheyHaveTheSolution
White walls and a large red cross painted on top, the shipping container is ready. Obstetric and cardiac ultrasound, angiography, treatment table, infusion equipment… it contains everything you need for emergency medicine. Its 12 square meters offer two spaces, one of which is equipped with a medical bed. Medical equipment offered by different health establishments. Pharmacies and retirement homes also donated equipment.
This mobile structure is the idea of a Marseille dentist: “The advantage is that this unit that we have just created, it is on wheels, it is autonomous. It’s limitless, I don’t need a building permit, I go where I have to go, to my knowledge, we are the first to have had the idea in France”, explains Paul Amas.
In the immediate future, it is to the Ukrainian people that this mobile care unit comes to the aid. Loaded on a trailer, the container took the direction of the Ukrainian border, to be handed over to a group of doctors. It was built in Berre-l’Etang in record time, with the company Homeblok, which specializes in the transformation of shipping containers.
Other mobile units are currently being set up to help populations in war zones. Eventually, the dentist and his entire team want to build a real mobile clinic with operating rooms and bedrooms.
This is not the first time that this kind-hearted practitioner has diverted an object for medical use. During the first confinement, faced with the lack of masks and to continue to provide safe care, the dentist had transformed the Decathlon masks into health protection products. An ingenious idea which had been taken up by caregivers in Marseille hospitals and which had also been very popular on social networks.