‘Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube’: India launches world’s first indigenous portable hospital

2023-12-03 12:12 PM IST

The World’s first portable hospital, ‘Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube’ was unveiled on December 02 in Gurugram. Designed indigenously under the Project ‘BHISHM’, it was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and jointly developed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, and the National Security Council. This cube is tailored to treat up to 200 casualties, emphasizing rapid response and comprehensive care. In the face of mass casualty incidents (MCIs), where requirements range from basic aid to advanced medical and surgical care, the Aid Cube stands out with its ability to be deployed within 12 minutes. The portable hospital includes 72 detachable mini-cubes and these cubes can be converted into a surgical station that has all the facilities where small operating procedures can also be performed.  It can handle bullet injuries, burns, head, spinal and chest injuries, minor surgeries, fractures and major bleeding. These cubes are light and portable, and can be rapidly deployed anywhere, from airdrops to ground transportation. It represents a transformative leap in India’s humanitarian efforts and emergency response capabilities. Under this project, India has pledged to provide essential medical supplies to any developing country affected by natural disasters or humanitarian crises.

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