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March 10, 2011

Israel Opens Bomb-Proof Emergency Facility

Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, has opened the largest bomb-proof emergency facility in the country, which includes a four-storey structure embedded underground. The 56,000m² facility can hold between 700 and 1,000 hospital beds, has 13 floors above ground. Day-t

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Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, has opened the largest bomb-proof emergency facility in the country, which includes a four-storey structure embedded underground.

The 56,000m² facility can hold between 700 and 1,000 hospital beds, has 13 floors above ground.

Day-to-day, the underground levels will serve as a short-term parking lot for patients.

The $110m facility provides protection against conventional, chemical and biological attacks and enough fuel for generators to last one week if cut off from the external power grid.

The hospital contains internal medicine departments, cardiology units and other departments.

The construction of the facility started in February 2008.

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