Plug-and-play hospitals inflate in Haiti

Doctors Without Borders has set up what they call "plug and play" hospitals--self-sustained, inflatable medical facilities--in Haiti.

You've probably heard something about Doctors Without Borders (also known as the Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) lately, given their involvement in Haiti. Here, we see the organization set up what they call "plug and play" hospitals--self-sustained, inflatable medical facilities.

The whole 41 metric ton setup allows 9 tents housing 100 beds to be delivered by air, an inflatable facility that operates nearly autonomously from Haiti's devastated infrastructure. Everything from generators to sterilization equipment comes along with the tents.

BoingBoing has an excellent interview with members of the MSF regarding these deployed facilities that I'd highly recommend. And if you're interested in supporting these particular efforts in Haiti, we've included that link as well.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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