Hospital Furniture Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Hospital Furniture Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/MED/0501-HCR | | Region: Global | 105 pages

Impact of covid-19 on the Hospital Furniture Market

We have observed the massive impact of novel coronavirus on people’s lives over the last five months. It has also impacted various industries across the globe, eventually affecting the global economy. Some industries have experienced negative growth, whereas some industries have experienced tremendous demand and have generated massive revenues in this period. One of such positively impacted sector is hospital furniture and equipment.

It will be inaccurate to say that before COVID-19, all the healthcare systems across the world had adequate hospital infrastructure to support the respective patient population. However, some of the developed countries like the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, and Japan had enough resources to manage and treat the patient population.

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and global emergency in March 2020. By this time, the affected population was in thousands, which led to massive shortage in hospital furniture, including hospital beds, ICU beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, sanitation tools, and emergency workstations.

None of the healthcare systems were equipped with enough resources to support such a sudden rise in the hospitalization of patients.

Number of hospital beds before COVID-19 in majorly affected countries

Even though the cumulative number about the total number of bed usage post COVID-19 is not available at the moment, it is estimated that the requirement of the hospital beds, including critical care beds and ICU beds, has increased by at least ten folds in these majorly affected countries.

  • Statistics of hospital furniture in india

According to the data obtained from the National Health Profile (NHP),

  • The public health facilities in India had about 700,000 hospital beds.

  • Considering both government and private hospitals, India has approximately 1.9 million hospital beds, 95 thousand ICU beds, and 48 thousand ventilators.

  • Critical care beds constitute 5–8% of total hospital beds at large medical facilities in India.

  • ICU beds constitute around 5% of hospital bed count in both public and private sector hospitals in India.

  • Approximately 50% of ICU beds are equipped with ventilators.

Initiatives taken by NON-HEALTHCARE sectors to fight back covid-19

  • IT giant Wipro announced on May 5th that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Maharashtra (India) government to repurpose its Pune IT facility into 450-bed COVID-19 hospital.

  • Huge sports complexes and stadiums like Arthur Ashes Stadium (New York) and its training center, consisting of 12 outdoor tennis courts, have been converted into a 350-bed facility to fight COVID-19.

  • Telangana (India) government has converted a 14-storeyed sports tower at Gachibowli Stadium into the 1,500-bed facility.

  • Iran had built a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients inside Tehran's international exhibition center.

  • Ikea US donated USD 1.6 million-plus in products, supplies to COVID-19 relief efforts.

The list mentioned above is only the tip of the iceberg, and many initiatives such as these are being taken all over the world. As makeshift hospitals are being built in each country, the requirement for hospital furniture has skyrocketed ever since, and several NGOs and private companies have organized fundraising events to fulfill the requirement of the required medical supplies.

Number of hospital beds before

Source: OECD, MRFR Analysis