What is Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube?

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The world's first portable hospital, 'Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube', was unveiled recently in Gurugram.

About Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube

  • It is the world’s first portable hospital.
  • Designed indigenously under Project BHISHM (Bharat Health Initiative for Sahyog Hita and Maitri), the modular trauma management and aid system is made up of 72 detachable mini-cubes, each being a specialized station for emergency response and humanitarian efforts.
  • It contains medical equipment and supplies such as a mini-ICU, an operation theatre, cooking station, food, water, a power generator, blood test equipment, power generator, an X-ray machine, and more.
  • The cubes are capable of handling patients with severe injuries up to 25 major burns, long limb fractures, chest injuries, spinal injuries and approximately 10 head injuries.
  • It can treat as many as 200 patients. 
  • These cubes are light and portable, and can be rapidly deployed anywhere, from airdrops to ground transportation.
  • Design:
    • It consists of 72 cubes that can be combined to form a specialized cage capable of accommodating 36 mini-cubes. The mini-cubes are packed with everything essential for the survival of 100 individuals for duration of 48 hours.
    • There are two master cubes designed to be interconnected, allowing them to accommodate a maximum of 200 survivors. The total weight of every master cube with 36 cubes is less than 750 kilos.
    • It relies on the Rubik’s Cube concept and each of the cubes is designed to weigh less then 20 kilos to make it easy to carry up manually.
    • The structure will also contain a tablet-based application which can operate all 72 cubes.

Q1) What is Rubik’s Cube? 

It was designed by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik. It consists of 26 small cubes that rotate on a central axis; nine coloured cube faces, in three rows of three each, form each side of the cube. When the cube is twisted out of its original arrangement, the player must then return it to the original configuration—one among 43 quintillion possible ones.

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