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Cemex will build six mobile hospitals in 15 days for patients with COVID-19

Cemex will simultaneously build six mobile hospital modules in six cities in the country, in record time of 15 days to serve patients with COVID-19.

In a statement released this Wednesday, Cemex reported that the medical units, whose regular construction process can take up to 120 days, will have the capacity to serve up to 280 patients infected by the virus. “We are talking about smart mobile hospitals with an innovative design and at the same time durable, made with precast concrete elements that allow the construction process and commissioning to be accelerated in 15 days,” said Alejandro Varés, Vice President of Infrastructure and Government of Cemex Mexico.

The modules are located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico; Monterrey, Nuevo León; Puebla, Puebla; Culiacán, Sinaloa, and Fresnillo, Zacatecas, locations that were determined by the health authorities. The Cemex executive explained that the hospital units will be completely autonomous, with a very low cost per bed and complete equipment, compared to traditional facilities.

These medical units add more than 4,300 square meters of hospital area to the health sector in Mexico. Each mobile hospital unit is built with high-durability, precast concrete antibacterial modules, the company claims, and they have hospital-grade vinyl flooring. In addition, they are enabled with patient access ramps and stretchers, intelligent access controls in critical areas and finishes with antibacterial properties to prevent contagion. “They will have special filters in the air conditioning system, ultraviolet light that will help to eliminate viruses and bacteria, a heated septic system for biological-infectious hazardous waste and fire fighting equipment with smoke detectors,” said the firm.

Source: El Financiero

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