The Immediate Health Bus (O-SI / Ônibus de Saúde Imediata) will be a primary healthcare equipment, modular and mobile, of fast implementation and long range. The project foresees the re-use of up to 4.800 urban vehicles recently decommissioned from São Paulos’s bus fleet, and the adaptation of its internal spaces for clinical use with focus on telemedicine, allowing a bigger flexibility and lower operational costs.
We identified that one of the indirect effects resulting from the current pandemic is the decrease of the population use of hospitals (public and private), and other health system equipments, due to fear contagion by COVID-19, which may result in numerous health issues for residents, not directly related to the virus. Designed in order to follow the spatial needs of medical modernization, the Immediate Health Bus (O-SI) will offer a safe option for preliminary care and treatment of common diseases during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the current crisis is over, the project will be scaled and multiplied, and will function at the forefront of basic health units, operating off-grid when necessary, in a technological and punctual way with pre-scheduling and screening by mobile app. By this way reducing costs for the health system and democratizing universal access to health and quality care; no queues and no surprises.