Turkish firm to set up field clinic for EU in Mali
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA Turkish firm has said it is manufacturing an advanced quick-setup field clinic for an EU training mission in the West African nation of Mali.
Turmaks, based in the capital Ankara, has started to manufacture the special three-container clinic for the use of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali), a force for training the country’s military.
Turmaks will also be responsible for the installation and logistical operations of the clinic, which will serve in three different places in Mali, the company said in a statement on April 17.
“The first destination for the field clinic will be EUTM Mali camp in the Koulikoro region, near Mali’s capital Bamako. After a brief training program, the clinic will be transported to Sikasso and Kayes for a two-month period in each city,” it said.
The company said it will provide surgery, radiology and other support units, as well as an intensive care unit, through its two containers with expandable technology plus a standard one, making it three containers in total.
“Like all Turmaks field hospitals, it has an integrated design planned to be self-sufficient with a generator, water treatment and medical gas systems,” it added.
“Thanks to this design, the clinic can be established in a day,” it said.
Field hospital specialist
The Turkish manufacturer also stated that the medical administration of the clinic would be done by a top French company on behalf of the EU mission.
“That French company, which has been working with us since the early stages of the design process, will also provide doctors, nurses and other medical employees,” Turmaks added.
Turmaks, founded in 1997, is a major Turkish manufacturer of mobile field hospitals that can be deployed and go into operation in a very short time.
The company has completed several healthcare projects in Turkey, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Darfur, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Maldives, Mali and Nigeria.