Even in today’s high technology health care environment, good basic primary health care is still a huge factor in improving national health markers and individual health. The need for primary care does not stop outside the clinics doors and is increasingly important in rural sub-Saharan Africa where infrastructure and service provision restrict access to a large portion of the population.
In order to meet the challenge in providing primary care interventions to these isolated populations the Ranger Production Company has developed the eRanger Mobile Immunisation Clinic Unit.
The new design includes many new ideas and equipment, the new unit has been based on the successful and durable eRanger Ambulance platform.
The eRanger Immunisation/Clinic unit has been specifically designed for primary health care in rural areas with many features that benefit local medical staff and enhance their ability to carry out primary care clinics in remote rural locations.
The self-contained unit can transport two healthcare workers into the field and can be set up at a point of use in a few minutes. The unit is designed to reach areas that may be inaccessible to all but 4-wheel drive vehicles, but at a fraction of the cost.
Each unit has a set of standard features shown below; we have also incorporated the ability to vary the loads thereby allowing the unit to perform varied primary care tasks including:
White Blood Cell Monitoring
Drug distribution such as anti-retro viral
Current Standard features and equipment:
Stainless-steel, wipe clean, work surfaces fold out to over 2m
An aneroid sphygmanometer.
Built in sink
Clean water storage, up to 20 litres
X3 Stainless steel bowl
Sharps box for safe needle/syringe disposal
Needle cutter to ensure safety and stop needle reuse
Scales for babies, infants and adults
Electrical power sockets (12v)
A duel head Stethoscope
A digital infra-red non-contact Thermometer
Two-fold up chairs
To ensure patient privacy and dignity during consultations, the whole unit is fitted within an easy to erect 3 metre sq canopy shelter
Lockable Drug Storage
Cargo space for additional equipment. Capability to carry medical supplies and medication suitable for a broad spectrum of clinical uses
Optional features and equipment:
A white blood cell monitor