mobile surgical unit


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mobile surgical unit

A unit of a field hospital that can be deployed where needed, has its own means of transport, and houses the necessary personnel and kit to perform surgery under field conditions.
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Yesterday, the first of three clinics was held to help curb the population, in a mobile surgical unit parked at the Fitchburg Fire Department.
Sanchez spearheaded the launch of the Mobile Surgical Unit, which has since expanded its scope and adapted the concept of 'Hospital on Wheels.'
Sanchez, a noted surgeon, is the brains behind the innovative Mobile Surgical Unit for which he gained the moniker as the 'Doctor on Wheels.' He has spearheaded medical-surgical missions in many underserved areas in the country, performing various types of surgeries for free for the last 15 years.
On 22 October, my Rt Hon Friend the International Development Secretary announced another 10 million of UK aid, in order to clear the landmines sown by Daesh, restock hospitals and mobile surgical units with essential medicines, and provide clean water for 15,000 people.
The British aid package will: | Clear landmines and lethal explosives; | Restock hospitals and mobile surgical units with medicines and equipment; | Provide 145,000 medical consultations, including for the wounded and starving, and psychological support for 1,600 people traumatised by the horror of war; | Provide 31,000 relief kits, including cooking equipment and blankets for displaced people; | Improve access to clean water for 15,000, with jerry cans and water-purifying tablets to prevent disease; and, | Help pregnant women with 1,000 clean delivery kits.

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