20% of patients in India prefer teleconsultation- according to the “Elements of Healing Environment” report by Godrej Interio
- An increasing trend was observed among patients owing to the long waiting period in OPDs despite taking prior appointments
Mumbai, January 19th, 2022: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced that its business Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture solutions brand, in-home, and institutional segments, launched a trend report “Elements of a Healing Environment”. The report revealed several interesting insights on the concerns of patients, the changing face of healthcare infrastructure, and the health concerns of doctors and nurses. It further states that only when a human-centric care model is approached, can healthcare spaces become more comfortable and receptive for patients, their families, and healthcare providers such as nurses, doctors, etc.
The report states that on average, patients wait for 30–35 minutes in the Out-Patients Department (OPD) despite having a prior appointment. To alleviate the stress of patients and families that visit hospitals, the white paper has shared multiple solutions like the provision of Wi-Fi to keep patients occupied as they wait their turn, simple design elements like light-colored walls, comfortable and easily cleanable hospital furniture, along with wide windows that allow natural light. These methods reduce stress levels in not only patients but also the hospital staff thus enabling a better experience and promoting overall wellbeing.
The report further states that Nursing personnel has been identified as a high-risk group with 90% of nurses suffering from one or more pain-related issues. Most of these are owing to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) which are currently recognized as common occupational injuries. Doctors and nurses have long shifts working on their feet or in uncomfortable positions. It is crucial that medical facilities think about ergonomics for their staff’s well-being that will enable better patient care.
Sameer Joshi, Associate Vice President, Marketing (B2B), Godrej Interior said “The Indian healthcare industry is predicted to grow by 16–17% CAGR, driven by better awareness, higher incomes, lifestyle diseases, and access to insurance. This is bolstered by the growing number of well-trained medical professionals and increased healthcare investments by the Government. At Godrej Interio, we are led by a consumer-centric approach, keeping in mind both patients as well as hospital staff, thus being recognized as a preferred solutions provider for the healthcare industry. This year, we aim to grow our healthcare business by 60-70%. We have invested over 10% of our healthcare business turnover to meet the demands of this sector.”
Given the current scenario, the study also found that 20% of respondents preferred teleconsultation to save time and avoid travel, especially in case of minor ailments. This leads to investing in future technology such as video conferencing technology to enable patients to communicate with their loved ones, especially in isolated areas and inpatient environments, as well as robots for dispensing and delivering equipment.
About Godrej Interio:
Godrej Interio is India’s leading premium furniture brand in both home and institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centers of excellence in design, manufacturing, and retail.
Led by the largest in-house design team in the country in the furniture category and awarded with 34 India Design Mark Awards to date, GODREJ INTERIO aims to transform spaces with its thoughtfully designed furniture to create brighter homes and offices with products that have the highest design quotient in aesthetics, functionality, and technology. With the consistent pursuit of excellence and a special focus on health and ergonomics, GODREJ INTERIO’s product portfolio comprises a wide range of solutions
Today, we design and manufacture furniture for office spaces, homes, educational institutes, healthcare facilities, laboratories, and more. Along with furniture, we offer Audio Visual, and 360 Degree Turnkey solutions. Each of our product range revolves around comfort and aesthetics while delivering well-designed, long-lasting, and functional furniture solutions. In short, Godrej Interio helps the consumers to make every space the perfect setting for their myriad moods and moments.
Currently present in over 650 cities with 250 exclusive showrooms and 800 dealers, is one of the largest divisions of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., part of the Godrej Group, one of India’s largest engineering and customer product groups.
Godrej Interio has 7 manufacturing facilities situated in Mumbai, Khalapur, Haridwar, Shirwal, and Bhagwanpur. GODREJ INTERIO’s Shirwal Plant is Green Co Platinum Certified, and Mumbai Plants are Green Co Gold Certified. GODREJ INTERIO is widely known for its comprehensive sustainability certifications for its products in the furniture category.
GODREJ INTERIO’s commitment to the environment has resulted in manufacturing products with a lesser environmental footprint. Our pioneering efforts include designing less environment burdening products, usage of eco-friendly materials and setting up less polluting and consuming processes, ensuring eco-friendly packaging and transportation, and finally the extended responsibility of recycling/reuse of used furniture and scrap, thus ensuring a lifecycle approach to the green. GODREJ INTERIO has the widest range of green choices for our customers which not only includes products but also services such as green interiors and recycling.
The brand boasts of noteworthy awards received so far- CII Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence 2016, Superbrands 2017-18, Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2018 Gold (Home Furniture and Modular Kitchen), TRA’s India’s Most Consumer-focused brand 2019, GreenCo Star Performer Award 2019, National Energy Leader Award at CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018.
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