WICHITA, Kansas — It looks like an ordinary shipping container, but inside, offers so much more.
“It has patient monitors, a gurney, an emergency room you’d see at Wesley,” said Daniel White, coordinator for Clinic in a Can.
Tuesday, he showed off one of the portable medical units now on its way to the scene of Monday’s deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
“With the area of destruction so big, there’s a wide range of places that need medical care,” said White.
With roads blocked in and around Oklahoma City, it can be time consuming getting survivors to medical care. Clinic in a Can goes anywhere.
“Our clinic can be set down with full power and water access right away,” said White.
The idea born in Wichita is now shipping to people and places in need around the world and here in the Heartland.
“We are gonna staff this over the next week at least down in Oklahoma so we need people to be able to go down and staff it for us,” said White.
Volunteers and medical supplies are also needed, including gloves, procedure kits, gauze and syringes.