Russia's State-Owned Arms Exporter Offers Surveillance Systems, Mobile Hospitals to Battle COVID-19

  • Our Bureau
  • 11:46 AM, March 23, 2020
  • 1782
Russia's State-Owned Arms Exporter Offers Surveillance Systems, Mobile Hospitals to Battle COVID-19

Russia's Rosoboronexport has offered surveillance systems to monitor patients, and module-built mobile field hospital (MFH) with medical equipment, beds, isolation wards besides other facilities to international customers in their fight against diseases including novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

The surveillance systems can be used to monitor patients in quarantine and in isolation, the company said in a statement Monday.

The MFH is designed and manufactured by Proekt-Technika Corporation. In its standard version, the hospital can provide qualified medical assistance to upto 300 wounded and sick people each day. About 30 people can be hospitalized for up to 30 days. Patient capacity of the MFH, medical equipment, bed availability and the number of consultation rooms can be chosen by the customer.

Russia's State-Owned Arms Exporter Offers Surveillance Systems, Mobile Hospitals to Battle COVID-19

“They are self-contained, comfortable for the personnel and patients, and can be installed within short time constraints, from one to six days,” said Alexander A. Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport.

The hospital is partially or fully mobile, as it uses its own motor vehicles (URAL or KAMAZ cross-country container trucks). It comes with advanced life-support systems, and self-contained field camp with a closed-loop life support system for up to 500 people (APL-500). The camp is equipped with sanitation and hygiene modules, water storage and purification modules, food storage modules, a kitchen, a bakery, a power station, air conditioners, modules for waste reception, disinfection and disposal. The persons accommodated in the camp can be observed using medical support modules.

The camp can have a checkpoint module, supplied by Rosoboronexport separately. It can be separately stationed at the borders of areas in which quarantine is enforced, in order to check, screen and test the persons moving between cities, towns or areas and prevent the spread of contagious and viral diseases. The Russian-made mobile field hospitals and self-contained camps have already been tested, the company said.

FEATURES/INTERVIEWS