Push for Mobile Hospitals in Italy

September 2, 2016  
Filed under Emergency Response, Hospitals

Erica Fischer, Ph.D., P.E., Degenkolb Engineers

The Amatrice Earthquake highlighted the need for mobile hospitals after an earthquake. The Amatrice Earthquake severely damaged the local hospital causing emergency vehicles to reroute to neighboring towns. The photo below shows the state of the hosptial after the earthquake.

Photo of Amatrice Hospital after the earthquake (photo crowd sourced from Instagram)

Photo of Amatrice Hospital after the earthquake (photo crowd sourced from Instagram)

Italy has been using the BLUE-MED mobile hospital units donated to Italy by BLUE-MED. These were able to be deployed within 48 hours of the disaster.

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