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By Ali Balli
MUGLA, Turkey (AA) - A mobile hospital set up in an ambulance bus has been introduced in Turkey’s southwestern resort town of Bodrum.
Fabricated and designed by Turkish engineers and specialists, the world’s first 8-bed ambulance and mobile hospital on wheels is fitted with all facilities to monitor vital functions of patients.
The camera system located in the bus also enables it to make live broadcast to the nearest hospital or health institutions instantly by transferring patients’ vital status.
Head of Proje Yapim Company, Gokhan Sen, told reporters that the bus is suitable for use in all kinds of disasters and mass events. It is also capable to provide facilities equivalent to eight different ambulances, he said.
The bus was manufactured on special order from abroad, and will be sent to an Arab country, where it will start functioning after one month, he said.
"It is the first in the world in terms of capacity and interior equipment," Sen said, adding that it is an engineering marvel produced by Turkish experts.
He also said that the bus has eight intensive care units and a special oxygen system, almost matching the facilities available in fully equipped hospitals.
The Bodrum peninsula is a popular holiday destination in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla.
* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev