EGALURG facilitates the construction and deployment of the UMPEO, an innovative installation for emergency healthcare in trans-pyrenaic regions

The Europe Occitania Multipurpose Mobile Unit (UMPEO) is an installation developed by the University Hospital Center of Toulouse (CHUT) and founded thanks to the EGALURG project within the framework of the Innovation, Research, and Technological Development action. This infrastructure offers multiple options for emergencies, as intensive healthcare boxes or vaccination cabins against COVID-19. Cegelec Défense built this mobile unit.

EGALURG is a European cooperation network to improve healthcare in isolated communities, emergencies, and disasters on both sides of the Pyrenees. The partners are CHUT, Navarrabiomed (Navarre), the Emergency Medical Services of Catalonia, and the Hospital Center of the Basque Coast in Bayonne (Nouvelle-Aquitaine).

The project is co-funded (65%) by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Program V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020). The goal of the POCTEFA program is to strengthen the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra cross-border area. Its help is focused on developing cross-border economic, social and environmental projects through joint strategies in favor of sustainable regional development.