Clinic In A Can
Clinic In A Can
Clinic in a Can is a relocatable clinic built in a container to serve patients in remote environments with no access to a hospital.
Clinic in A Can is an initiative enhancing access to quality healthcare through the use of relocatable containerized clinics. These units are designed to operate in remote environments to provide more affordable and accessible medical solutions and services. These units are mainly built to aid in situations of disaster relief, remote localities, and isolation wards.
Clinic in a Can is currently operating in Barbuda, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.
The cost/price varies depending on the sizing and the number of units.
Underserved, remote communities and disaster-struck areas with little or no healthcare services
The units are custom-made dependent on the customer’s preference. The building materials have a life expectancy of at least 30 year, such as a plastic substrate used for the clinic walls. The substrate is also waterproof and insect repellent. High quality insulation is used to lower energy costs and reduce ambient noise. Here, you can find a detailed explanatory video.
The unit is designed with structural walls for mounting equipment and storage cabinets. Medical cabinets are placed at the far end of the room and equipment along the hallway to create space for free movement. The doors and windows are located on cargo doors to provide security but also allow the unit to be shipped as a normal container.
These units are designed to run on solar power, a hybrid of solar and a diesel generator, or an electric grid. The clinics are engineered to be energy efficient, operating on less than 500 watts of electricity. Clinics are built using materials with a life expectancy of more than thirty years.
A film showing schematics can be viewed here.
Support is available through the manufacturer (contact at the bottom of the page).
Units or clinics are built of the high quality material with a life expectancy of more than 30 years.
Every human being should have access to quality healthcare.
- Unit is built with insulation to prevent shocks and provide for temperature regulation inside.
- Walls are made of hospital grade pre-laminated parkland plastic.
- Doors and windows are located on cargo doors to provide security.
- All units must meet the CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) Certification before shipping.
A reliable power source is required for this product.
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All Clinics must meet the CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) Certification before shipping.
The company only sources equipment and instruments from registered, approved and certified medical equipment dealer companies.
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