A lot of people like to complain about how frigid hospitals are.
They absolutely up the AC for a reason.
One reason is for the patients. The hospital does not want a patient covered in sweat & possibly hindering a doctors work. Imagine a large operating procedure where the person has sweat running down their skin. It would be distracting & super gross. The AC is to keep most people from being too hot, and goosebumps are much easier to handle. Another reason is for the doctors. They are not allowed to sweat either. It just would look unsanitary if your doctor had tons of sweat on his upper lip. Also again, when operating you don’t want sweat dripping onto the patient. What smells is that the operating tools absolutely emit quite a bit of heat, and so to combat the tool heating, the hospital has to up the AC even more in operating rooms. The last reason for heavy AC is absolutely bacteria related, and mold, mildew & fungi adore warm, moist arenas. The a/c is meant to get rid of anything that could possibly grow in the building. The hospital even goes 1 step further & has UV lights installed in the cooling system. The lights scrub the air quality before it comes out of the system, making them better than a traditional media air cleaner. The lights are a government requirement for all hospital operating rooms too. So while it may smell to freeze the entire time through a check up, there is a reason for the lowered control unit. I would rather be safe than sorry.