Written by Pamela Andersen
Punta Arenas, Chile
Three years ago, a group of medical specialists residing in the city of Punta Arenas , conceived the idea of implementing an outpatient care model in which the trauma patient coexisted as the main subject of medical care, Traumatologists, and an Image Service that will provide reliable diagnostic support to treatment decisions made by health professionals. This is how the Medical Images and Traumatology Medical Center – IMET was born.
The project considers ample parking lots and a 2,400 m2 multifunctional building distributed over two floors, which considers in its first level six traumatological consultations, imaging service and reception area, as well as two smaller and dental surgery pavilions, recovery area, of blood samples, and a commercial sector that includes Pharmacy and Cafeteria. Meanwhile, the second floor will have 14 queries that will increase the offer of medical care of other specialties, dressing rooms, showers and living rooms for staff, substations room and electrical panels, an Auditoriumfor 40 people and an area of 300 m2 that will be used as an outpatient ward. Two elevators, two interior staircases, corridors, balconies, evacuation stairs, doors with anti-panic lever, dry and wet network complement the conditions that will at the same time provide comfort and safety to all users.
The construction and materialization of the IMET medical center, considers a modern steel building , of flexible design , with quality of excellence and in accordance with the demanding national standards, which is able to respond to the changing needs of the environment. Its construction is in charge of the company Prefabric along with Allied Steel Buildings , who with more than 20 years of experience in the local and national market, have managed to position themselves as the best alternative price / quality and efficiency, in the import and assembly of structures American prefabricated metal .