La-Med stocks warehouse with ready components of respiratory equipment

Disrupted logistics services hinder the delivery of medical devices

La-Med Healthcare
Mayank Lakhani, managing director at La-med Healthcare

La-Med Healthcare, a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium, single-use medical devices, has said that for the past three weeks, it has been ramping up production of vital components of ventilators and other medical equipment at its manufacturing plant in Faridabad. These parts are essential to treat the novel coronavirus disease, which mainly affects the human respiratory system.

However, due to the disruption in the logistics and other ancillary services as a result of the lockdown in the country, a stock of thousands of medical devices including bain circuit, HME filter, lungciser, ventilator circuits, Ambu bags, surgical gloves as well as twin O2 set, nebulizer and oxygen mask are waiting to be delivered to medical institutions across India.

“We are with the nation at this time. We’ve been ramping up production for the required medical devices at our plant in Faridabad for the past three weeks to ensure there is no shortage during this critical time. We’ve readied a stock of thousands of components essential to the medical fraternity at this time. However, due to disrupted logistics services across the nation, the delivery of the stock has been delayed. Meanwhile, the Government, through its notification released on 12 April, had given some relaxation to the transportation services for the essential commodities. We are hopeful that we will be able to send these essentials out to the market as soon as possible. We are following the highest standards of hygiene and safety internally,” said Mayank Lakhani, managing director, La Med Healthcare.

The Faridabad-based firm is equipped to manufacture around 150 million medical devices annually at its flagship 1,14,000 square feet unit in Faridabad. La-Med has kept ready thousands of units of medical devices for respiratory illnesses to meet the nation’s surging demand to fight the disease.

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