On May 30, 2007, the last screw was fastened. The military hospital in the Marmal Camp has been completed and delivered and has come into operation.
Within only just eight weeks from the date of the order being placed, all equipment and laboratory furniture required for hospital operation had been specified, produced, customized, packed into eleven 20 ft containers and despatched by rail and road. Installation on site started on January 26, 2007.
The Bünger Labortechnik team responsible for work on site travelled to the construction site in Afghanistan twice and stayed several weeks each time in order to look after complete installation of the new military hospital comprising a laboratory, a pharmacy, a disinfection section, an intensive care unit, an operating theatre, A&E unit, radiology and ambulance.
From May 24 to 31, 2007, Regina Steiner, MD of Steiner GmbH Chemie u. Labortechnik Steiner GmbH Chemie u. Labortechnik visited Marmal Camp in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, in order to get a picture for herself.
"Already the start of my trip, the departure from Cologne-Wahn military airport, a whistle stop in Termez/Uzbekistan including camp accommodation in tents, and then my Transallflight in the midst of a troop of soldiers over the Hindukush heading for Mazar-e-Sharif the next morning made it very clear that this would not be a routine site inspection. Once in the camp, however, you feel very safe, but weapons and security checks everywhere are something you really have to get used to. The new military hospital is professionally equipped and is not inferior to a "normal" hospital in any way. The Bünger Labortechnik team has done a great job. Seeing how one can help both soldiers and civilians on site now and being a part of it was a rewarding experience."
Regina Steiner, MD, Steiner GmbH Chemie u. Labortechnik
Steiner GmbH Chemie und Labortechnik extend their thanks to their customer (Säbu Morsbach GmbH/Säbu Gransee GmbH) for their trust and thank all the companies involved for the good cooperation and smooth handling of this project which went far beyond usual day to day routine.
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