Healthium Medtech, a global leader in medical devices, announced that it has strengthened its operations to fast track delivery of essential medical devices as the country fights the ongoing battle against 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 adequate supply of medical devices for healthcare practitioners, the company is running its plants during lockdown with due permissions and pre-cautionary measures. The company has also expanded 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 of 1st of its kind Anti-microbial gloves TRUSHIELD, that protects both surgeons and patients against microbes. A significant production of gloves have been earmarked for government hospitals.
The company has also provisioned for up to 2 months of stock of critical products 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 optimise on 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 prioritised amidst the ongoing stretch and have provisioned essential products to support these. We are committed to work in solidarity with the industry through this situation.”
On its efforts towards safeguarding employee health and well-being the company has been organising vaccination drives, mental counselling sessions and several safety measures at the manufacturing facilities including availability of oxygen concentrators in case of need. For the financial security of employees and their families, the Company has announced INR20lakh pay out 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 announce Quarantine leave during the last phase of the pandemic. Additionally reimbursement of vaccine costs, RT PCR, other blood tests and scans have been provided for. 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 donation of funds and consumables. Till date, Healthium has distributed 10000 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 behaviour.