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Uratex Makes Pillows to Help COVID Patients Breathe Easily

Prone pillows allow them to lie on their bellies.
Apr 1, 2021
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Foam giant Uratex said it would provide prone pillows to hospitals to help critically ill COVID-19 patients breathe while lying on their bellies.

Uratex, which makes foam for almost everything from mattresses to motorcycle seats, posted a callout on Facebook with a contact person for hospital staff.

The prone pillow "helps the patients to lie on their stomachs, facilitates better breathing, and allows proper placement of ventilation equipment," the company said.

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The Philippines is battling a dangerous surge in infections that is filling up hospitals and resulted in a lockdown or ECQ in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan. The Department of Health has recommended that it be extended beyond April 4.

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