'Aarogya Maitri': World’s First Rapid-Response Disaster Hospital

  • 08 Sep 2023

Recently, Indian scientists launched a groundbreaking disaster hospital named 'Aarogya Maitri,' capable of becoming fully operational within just 8 minutes, providing immediate medical care to those in need.

This innovative facility includes an operating theater and a mini intensive care unit (ICU) to address critical patient requirements.

Key Points:

  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: 'Aarogya Maitri' is equipped with ventilators for patients needing respiratory support, along with essential medical equipment like diagnostic tools and X-ray machines.
  • Lifesaver for Remote Areas: The hospital's primary goal is to serve remote and underserved regions with limited medical resources or accessibility challenges. Its portable design allows easy transportation to these areas.
  • In-Built Amenities: In addition to medical facilities, the disaster hospital features a food preparation station to ensure patients’ and medical staff’s sustenance.
  • It is self-sustaining with water, a power generator, and essential supplies.
  • Notably, it can be transported by aircraft, making it a versatile solution for disaster relief efforts.
  • The 'Aarogya Maitri' Cube: This unique hospital design comprises three frames, each containing 12 mini cubes, totaling 36 cubes, each measuring 72 cubic feet.
  • These cubes house all necessary equipment and supplies for effective medical care.
  • The entire hospital efficiently fits into these cubes, ensuring an organized and efficient disaster response.
  • Cost and Future Plans: The development of this rapid-response disaster hospital is estimated to cost around 1.5 crores INR.