Innovative emergency hospital bed for COVID-19 quarantine centers


A new concept bed – the disposable emergency hospital bed engineered to meet the needs of temporary quarantine centers in India has garnered laurels there and is now available in UAE and across the GCC.

The low-cost 100% recyclable bed is made high strength corrugated board made from high performance grade craft paper is easy to transport and assemble.

“The bed has had a rapturous reception in India in recognition of this feat of engineering. Although the bed is only 10 kgs, it is engineered to carry 200 kgs. It is coated with a chemical that enables it to withstand liquids so the floor can be mopped, and disinfectant can be used.” Says Mahesh Kumar of Regent Trading which has imported the beds. ’A lot of thought and ingenuity has ensured it meets the needs of quarantine centers in the current conditions.”

The emergency hospital beds are easy to assemble – the pieces fit like a jigsaw ensuring the structure is sturdy and secure. Instructions are clear and no instruments or tools are required – not even nails or hammers. The design has taken care of aesthetics as well. Varied bright cheerful colors have been used to add liveliness to quarantine centers, lift the spirits of patients.

More than 50,000 beds are in use in India today across 30 cities and over 100 facilities. The manufacturer has received enquiries for them across the world – from Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. Regent General Trading are appointed sole agents for the region and have already imported the first consignment of 500 beds.

Recyclable cardboard is particularly relevant to COVID-19 conditions because cardboard stays infected for 24 hours only whilst the virus can stay on plastic surfaces for three days and on metal for four to seven days according to (a site with more than 234 million monthly unique users). The disposability factor makes it even more attractive in containing infection.

The new concept has been recognized by the Prime Minister’s office in India for one of the top 10 innovations during the COVID-19 crisis. The originators and manufacturers of the bed, Aryan Paper Mill, located in the western state of Gujarat have filed a patent for the product. 

In the current situation, the beds are well suited to quarantine centers and they are fulfilling demand across the world. Once work is normalized they will be well suited to labour camp fit-out.

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