Allpack Industries Ltd is making prototype corrugated beds that could alter the current situation in Kenya through this innovation that was inspired by an Indian company. The bed can be easily assembled and disassembled in less than 3 minutes and is made from 100% virgin paper thus making it environmental friendly. The bed is lightweight-9kgs, durable and can withstand 300kg of safe load.

Kenya has been registering more Covid-19 patients in recent weeks and the numbers are expected to rise in August. The government has for this reason expressed concerns that the health and other isolation and quarantine facilities may be overwhelmed by the numbers and may not have enough beds for the patients. The government has stated that there are only 3,407 beds set aside to care for Covid-19 patients nationally.

The Allpack onsite clinic is already using the bed which is waterproof, easy to clean and sanitise. The bed is also suitable for people with back pains because of its super flat surface. This innovation could be the answer to the current challenge facing the government.

Corrugated boards turned into beds: Could this be Kenya’s solution?