New Delhi, 24th January 2022: The onset of SARS-CoV-2 in late 2019 has affected millions of lives across the globe. Since the beginning of the year, India has observed a sharp rise in Covid-19 infection cases. India is grappling with the third wave of the pandemic. The surge in cases comes with the spread of the new Omicron variant, more transmissible than the Delta variant, which had triggered the second wave. As per reports, In the week ending January 9, India recorded 6,38,872 cases of Covid-19. A significant increase of more than six times – from 1,02,330 cases recorded between December 27 and January 2.
The number of active cases has grown multi-fold as the new wave of the pandemic gripped the nation. The situation over the past two and a half years has created a shock and awe among all. Undoubtedly, it has put a toll on the health infrastructure. This has led healthcare companies to come up with disruptive innovations in the field of pharmacy.
Mankind Pharma, the 4th largest pharmaceutical company in India (As per IQVIA) has been continuously increasing its efforts to contribute to people’s health and wellbeing through various initiatives. In the past two years, the company has launched several products to fight the pandemic and help people throughout the country.
The company continues to thrive on its foundational core, ‘Commitment to serving life’. The company launched a new brand SafeKind with two products —N95 Masks and hand Sanitizer to fight the disease. The mask has been carefully designed to ensure people’s safety while considering the comfort too. The Safekind face mask has a ProGuard 5 layer protection technology that filters out at least 95% of harmful bacteria. As suggested by doctors, N95 masks provide the most effective and comprehensive protection against COVID-19.
The pharma company launched a drug, ‘Betakind’ with the potential to fight COVID-19 and other respiratory viral infections. The Betakind Gargle is used as a mouthwash to kill germs that cause infections of the mouth. It also relieves dryness of the mouth and sore throat. It also expanded its OTC range of products by launching ‘Health OK’, a multivitamin and minerals tablet, which helps in maintaining energy and also assists in improving overall health and building immunity.
The foremost reason behind launching these products is that there is no shortage of products in the market, and people can avail themselves at affordable prices.
The company time to time has also rendered financial aid to citizens around the nation, who all carried out relief work to help out their community amidst the pandemic.
Speaking on the initiatives, Joy Chatterjee, General Manager- sales & marketing, Mankind Pharma, said, “Covid-19 pandemic has been a testing