Staff trained and Hospitrailer deployed for The Berm
29 May 2017
Last week local staff in Jordan was trained for deploying and using a Hospitrailer in the 'The Berm'. The Berm is a remote area at the north-eastern Jordanian border where more than 70,000 refugees are trying to flee Syria and stranded and are currently facing deteriorating humanitarian conditions.
The Hospitainer trainer traveled to the area to train medical and technical staff in using the mobile hospital and its equipment. The local staff was especially delighted to be able to perform surgery in a challenging environment. Patients from the refugee camps had to travel 3 to 6 hours to receive surgical care, previously.
With the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, which is working to make pregnancy safe, a new maternal mobile clinic was installed. The mobile hospital contains a delivery room, recovery area, scrubbing area and an operation theatre. Technical installations are all integrated in the unit. For the waiting area, foldable covers with benches are included. Hospitainer also provided medicines and all essential equipment like an ultrasound machine, sterilizer, incubator and vacuum aspiration. The unit is self-sufficient; a generator, electrical system, water tank and filtration are also included. Also lab equipment, like a blood analyser and urine analyser, is included in the unit.