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Surgery in a damaged hospital that risks to collapse?

After a major earthquake, many buildings, including a civilian hospital, are damaged and risk to collapse.

A military medical team is deployed in the yard of the damaged hospital and uses to perform minor surgeries in the tents they set up in the yard.

During a rainy day, a severely injured patient is brought to the hospital. Considering the patient's need for an urgent operation, the team commander suggests to use the operation theatre in the damaged building as the equipment in the tents is not sufficient and the rain adds a higher risk of infection.The hospital director disagrees for safety reasons.

Source: Proceedings of the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics

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Last updated: 09 May, 2022
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