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Clinic In A Can delivers medical hospitals

WICHITA, Kansas - Clinic In A Can received a call from the United Nations almost two weeks ago asking if the non profit would be able to send their self contained medical centers to help hundreds of women in the Philippines.

Most of them are in desperate need of medical attention.

Several massive shipping containers take up most of the space in a Wichita warehouse.

"Yes," said Michael Wawrzewski, founder of Clinic In A Can. "These are made in Wichita, Kansas."

Volunteers from Clinic In A Can have been busy working around the clock to transform 4 shipping containers into medical hospitals.
"We can send them basically anywhere in the world," said Wawrzewski.
Physician assistant and founder of Clinic In A Can Michael Wawrzewski says the 20 and 40 foot self contained hospital will be sent 8,000 miles away to the Philippines.
It was serve as an OB-GYN clinic for woman so that doctors can perform c-sections and handle deliveries.
"What we do is build these out with foam insulation with steel stud and we make it just like a commercial U.S. building code," said Daniel White, assistant director for Clinic In A Can. "Make it like you would find at a doctor's office here in the United States."
Inside there's a room for operation, recovery, sterilization, storage, and another room for staff.
Rooms are equipped with medical tools, power and running water so that doctors can treat female patients.
"We had designed this one so it will be solar power," said Wawrzewski. "So if they want to do operations 24 hours a day they can run off of solar electricity."
Numbers from the United Nations found that around 900 woman are giving birth each day and some could face major complications if they don't receive medical attention.
"It's always rewarding to be able to make something and you see it directly impact somebody's life," said Wawrzewski.
The first self contained hospital will be sent to the Philippines Wednesday morning and should arrive before Christmas.
It can cost anywhere between $180,000 to $200,000. Most of the money was awarded or donated.


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