Sleepwell, India’s leading mattress brand from Sheela Foam, has lent aid to the Indian healthcare sector in its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by ensuring timely supply of mattresses and foam sheets across the country. India is currently facing an acute shortage of beds to treat Covid-19 patients. In order to support the nation, Sleepwell has provided close to 10,000 mattresses and foam sheets across healthcare institutions and quarantine centers. A report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) had earlier this month revealed that even if 5% of Indians are affected, there will be a requirement of 4-5 times the present count of hospital beds in the country.
Sleepwell, India’s market leader in the category with close to five decades of experience in manufacturing and pan-India geographic reach supplied not only mattresses, but also foam sheets for high-quality face shield masks for doctors and paramedical staff. Amidst the lockdown, Sleepwell’s state-of-the-art production facilities in Greater Noida, Sahibabad, Talwada, Jalpaiguri and Erode were operational at optimum capacity to cater to Covid-19 led demands. Materials were sent to Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Bihar, Delhi- including the Quarantine Centre at AIIMS. Additionally, Sleepwell also extended a helping hand to the Himachal Government and donated 150 mattresses for hospitals in the region.
Commenting on the initiative, Rahul Gautam, managing director, Sheela Foam said, “At Sleepwell, we have always envisioned our commitment towards society as one of our core values. It therefore gives us immense pride to offer support to the healthcare industry, in the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. The expertise undertaken during the manufacture is greatly surveilled, so that hygienic mattresses can be supplied to the states that are in the most need of healthcare and quarantine beds.”
Sleepwell is committed to ensuring that every Covid-19 patient has a safe and hygienic bed available where they can receive care and heal. Stringent precautions were adhered to which included regular thermal checks, sanitization at entry and exit points, mandatory face masks, strict 1.5 meters of social distancing by all company employees, contractual workers, vendors, security staff, transporters, visitors, drivers and their helpers. A mandatory sanitization of activity areas was regularly followed before and after operational activities.