Sleepwell extends support to nation, ramps up manufacturing to aid healthcare amid Covid-19 crisis
Sleepwell, India’s leading mattress brand from Sheela Foam Ltd., has offered assistance 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.
Commenting on the initiative, Rahul Gautam, Managing Director, Sheela Foam Ltd. 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 has not just supplied mattresses, but also foam sheets for high-quality face shield masks for doctors and paramedical staff. Amidst 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.
Stringent precautions were adhered in all Sleepwell manufacturing units to maintain hygiene:
• Social distancing of at least 1.5 meters maintained between all employees
• Thermal checks conducted at main gates at all manufacturing units
• Hand sanitization by everyone was ensured at all levels
• Sitting arrangement at canteen made appropriately to maintain the distancing required
• Sanitization of rooms & washrooms done twice daily, by spraying Naocl / Dettol/ Savlon solution of approx 5% concentration.