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The Egyptian Startup Turning Shipping Containers Into Portable Medical Units

The innovative building solution has massive potential to fill a gap in Egypt’s health infrastructure.

Four years after Qubix first began introducing Container Architecture to the Egyptian market by turning shipping containers into everything from sales offices, to F&B outlets, to fully functional car service centers, the young entrepreneurs behind the innovative startup are introducing a new game-changer: fully-equipped portable medical units.

More than just looking like something out of an ultra-efficient alien future, the innovative building solution, Q-MED, addresses a critical gap in Egypt’s health infrastructure. With 100% off-site construction, the fully-finished unit can be transported anywhere, with massive potential to service rural, marginalised areas far from hospitals in the country’s metropolitan centres. It can also be located anywhere that has minimal infrastructure, needing only running water and some kind of electric connection.

Within urban centres, it also provides a solution for sporting clubs, residential compounds, and doctors for whom the process of finding, renting, and setting up a space for a clinic is not accessible or affordable. Fully portable and made with all antibacterial materials, the product is also fully customizable. 

“The first pilot will be delivered within a month, along with a team that will be managing the operations of the unit,” says Youssef Farag, co-founder and COO. “And then we’re hoping to become a go-to option for all health providers, as well as providers of medical supplies.”

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