Top 20 medical equipment in demand for rent in India

Medical Equipment on rent

Globally market size for medical equipment rental is growing and is said to be approximately USD 50 Billion. Medical equipment rental is said to typically constitute about 1-2% of the overall healthcare spend  especially led by home healthcare. Home healthcare services in India are growing thanks to aging population and better incomes and facilities available. Here are the top 20 most commonly taken medical equipment for rent for use at home:

  1. Oxygen Concentrator – the most common medical equipment for rent

Respiratory problems are growing and air quality is declining in all cities of India. Many patients needing oxygen concentrators have one at home and many even invest in compact portable oxygen concentrators to be mobile, enjoy travel and not be restricted or home-bound. Often people are visiting other cities and stay for a month or two. Given this scenario oxygen concentrator is one of the most in demand medical equipment for rent at home.

  1. BiPAP &

  2. CPAP

Sleep apnea is a serious problem requiring medical attention. Inability to breathe properly at night results in sleeplessness and poor health. Many patients are now recommended and use BiPAP and CPAP to help with this problem. Along with oxygen concentrator Bipap and Cpap are in demand for rent for this reason.

  1. Suction machine

Serious patient with problem of fluid retention regularly need to use suction machine and have one at home, though sometimes it may be rented.

Critical Care or ICU medical equipment for rent

Critical patients are sometimes being taken care of at home with a nurse and doctor in attendance instead of in ICU, very often for a short period of time. The following critical care equipment may be rented depending on patient condition for constant monitoring.

  1. ECG

  2. Multipara Patient monitor

  3. Ventilator

  4. Defibrillator

  5. Infusion pump

  6. Syringe pump

  1. Enteral Feeding pump

Sometimes patients may be on enteral feeding (being fed through a tube inserted through the nose, mouth or abdomen) for a short period of time. Enteral feeding pumps may be rented instead of buying since it needs to be used only for a short period of time.

  1. Phototherapy machine

  2. Pulse-oximeter

Infants with high bilirubin (jaundice) at the time of birth are treated with phototherapy machine and exposed to blue light. 60% of neonates are known to have at least mild jaundice. Often doctors do not see the need to keep the mother and child in hospital setting if all else is normal. Many parents approach us for phototherapy unit rental for a day or two and sometimes also pulse-oximeter.

2 reasons why demand for Phototherapy machine on rent is on the rise

  1. CPM machine

Continuous Passive Motion Therapy is generally used after surgery and it gives several important benefits to patient like maintenance or improvement in the range of motion reduction in pain and discomfort. CPM machine is used for rehabilitation in the immediate phase following a soft tissue surgical procedure or trauma. The objective is to control post-operative pain, reduce inflammation, provide passive motion in a specific plane of movement, and protect the healing repair or tissue. What better than recovering at home? CPM machines are also often sought on rent for this reason for a period of 10-15 days.

  1. DVT pump and stockings

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when blood clots form in veins. This condition usually affects the lower legs or thighs. DVT is a serious condition because a blood clot can travel to the lungs and block an artery. Since DVT can lead to serious complications, doctors recommend DVT compression stockings to reduce swelling and improve blood flow to the heart and lungs.

  1. BMD machine for camps

Preventive health checks are very common these days and bone density checks are commonly done in health camps.

  1. Patient bed/ fowler cot or semi-fowler cot

  2. Air-bed/ air-mattress

  3. Walker

  4. Wheel chair

With increase in life-expectancy and life-style diseases, more and more seniors are being treated in hospitals and very often at home as well. Bed-ridden patients are increasingly buying are renting hospital beds for use at home during convalescence. Also patients with mobility issues due to accident or trauma need mobility aids for a period of time, usually taken on rent.

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