• Short Summary

    A 49-foot long (15 metres) Mobile Hospital left London on Thursday (October 25) on a 3,000 mile (4,800 kilometre) overland journey to Damascus, the Syrian capital.

  • Description

    A 49-foot long (15 metres) Mobile Hospital left London on Thursday (October 25) on a 3,000 mile (4,800 kilometre) overland journey to Damascus, the Syrian capital. The Hospital is a gift from the Government of Qatar to the people of Syria.

    The trailer-mounted unit is specially ??? to allow medical ??? to undertake major surgery, as well as other of ???injury treatment, in remote battle areas. The air-condition ??? insulated hospital holds a compact operating theatre, and is completely self-contained. It has ??? own refrigeration and power units.

    The hospital is taking the overland route to Syria because there are no civil aircraft that can take the 19-ton unit. When it arrives, it will be handed over to the Syrian Red Crescent organisation.

    SYNOPSIS: A mobile hospital left London on Thursday on a three-thousand-mile journey to Syria. The hospital is a gift from the Government of Qatar to the people of Syria. It is having to make the long drive through Europe to Damascus, the Syrian capital, because it is too large to be loaded into any commercial aircraft.

    The operating theatre is a highly compact and efficient unit - it has been compared to a theatre in a major hospital. The anaesthetic unit is ultra-modern and self-monitoring, giving warnings of any pressure failure.

    The hospital is completely self-contained, and can be used in any situation. It has air-conditioning, and the own electricity generators and water supply. The interior is specially designed to create a totally ???oenic environment.

    When the hospital arrives in ??? the System Red Crescent Organisation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9XD51JR0H6PCJ0YZ7IT2M96XG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XD51JR0H6PCJ0YZ7IT2M96XG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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