Mumbai: Healthium Medtech today announced that it has strengthened its operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices for COVID-19. In order to address the country’s need for essential medical consumables, Healthium Medtech has scaled its production, extended its supply chain, and fast-tracked the deliveries of essential medical devices and consumables to support healthcare frontline workers.
To ensure an adequate supply of medical devices for healthcare practitioners, the company is running its plants during lockdown with due permissions and precautionary measures. The company has also expanded its supply chain by 40% to fast-track critical deliveries.
Considering the surge in demand for gloves at hospitals across the country, the company has utilized multiple production lines, and also stepped up production of1st of kind Anti-microbial gloves TRUSHIELD, that protects both surgeons and patients against microbes. Significant production of gloves has been earmarked for government hospitals.
The company has also provisioned for up to 2 months of stock of critical product codes for emergency surgeries like cardio-vascular surgeries and OB-GYN-led surgeries, which continue despite the pandemic.
Commenting on the contribution, Mr. Anish Bafna, MD & CEO, Healthium Group said, “The Healthcare industry has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID. While we continue to support them with medical devices and essential consumables by keeping our manufacturing facilities running during Lockdown with due safety precautions, we are also constantly evaluating how we can optimize our operations and have reduced the time to market. We are acutely aware of the burden on the system that is not only catering to COVID emergencies but other emergency surgeries that need to be prioritized amidst the ongoing stretch and have provisioned essential products to support these. We are committed to working in solidarity with the industry through this situation.”
In its efforts towards safeguarding employee health and well-being, the company has been organizing vaccination drives, mental counseling sessions, and several safety measures at the manufacturing facilities including the availability of oxygen concentrators in case of need. For the financial security of employees and their families, the Company has announced an INR 20 lakh payout to the family of the bereaved, in case of loss of life due to COVID and full gratuity payout irrespective of eligibility criteria. The company already has in place health insurance, GPA, EDLI, and term benefits for employees.
Healthium was amongst the first to announced quarantine leave during the last phase of the pandemic. Additionally, reimbursement of vaccine costs, RT PCR, other blood tests and scans have been provided. As a testimony of its gratitude to employees, the company has paid out increments, incentives, and bonuses.
Ms. Kankana Barua, Group CHRO, Healthium further added, “The last 15 months have been a truly testing time for each one of us. Despite the personal commitments and even losses, our employees have been working hard understanding that we are an essential services provider who needs to step up our game in times like these. While our employees work tirelessly towards a mission, we have taken several measures to safeguard them physically, financially, and mentally in addition to ensuring that they are adequately rewarded for their efforts.”
The company’s contribution towards community welfare surpasses the donation of funds and consumables. To date, Healthium has distributed 10,000 face masks, 154 PPE kits for HCPs, donated surgical consumables to Government hospitals and also associated with 154 hospitals mainly in Tier 3, 4, and 5 towns to extend safe OPD and safe surgery education during the last wave. In addition to donating towards the PM Cares fund, the company continues to educate communities around its plant and campus on COVID appropriate behavior.