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Mobile Chemical Purification Wagon Attracts the Attention of Janadriyah Festival Visitors
09 February 2016
The mobile chemical purification wagon has attracted a large number of visitors' attention at the 30th Janadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival, during the first three days of the festival. This purification unit, presented by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the first time at this festival, aims at protecting the health facilities against chemical contamination in case of intentional or unintentional chemical spill hazards, Allah forbid.
 
This purification unit is reckoned the largest mobile unit in the Middle East, with an area of over 100 square meters. It comprises 26 purification platforms, in addition to water, chemical mixing and drainage tanks with a total capacity of 12 thousand liters. This unit contains pressure and air compressor pumps, and can run independently by means of a generator. Also, this unit, which has two separate operating queues, can purify 125 injured persons per hour.
 
Furthermore, the simulation program (seat belt device) has attracted big attention of more than 500 visitors, who had a unique experience in using crash simulation device at a certain speed, which is measured scientifically not to exceed 20 kilometers per hour; in an endeavor to show the drivers the importance of wearing a seat belt and its role in the accident prevention.
 
It is worth mentioning that the MOH has provided this year specialized clinics wagons at the festival; so as to enable the public to benefit from the provided services, including health examinations and health consultations. The Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Clinic has provided services for more than 80 visitors, while more than 900 visitors have received dental consultations, examinations and fluoride tests for children in the dental wagon (i.e. the mobile dental clinic). Also, more than 750 visitors  have been trained on the ambulances on how to save others’ lives, and received an introductory tour on the emergency patient transport, as well as the correct methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the age of the patient (adult, child or infant). Besides, the MOH has also provided mobile blood donor wagons, which received more than 450 blood donors over the first three days of the festival.
 
 
 



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