CapitaLand dispatches RMB575,000 of medical supplies under RMB10 million healthcare fund to Wuhan hospitals
Supplies comprise 375,000 gloves, 40,000 surgical masks and 500 barrels of disinfectant to support nCoV relief efforts
Singapore, 7 February 2020 – CapitaLand has dispatched RMB575,000 worth of critical medical supplies to three hospitals in Wuhan, China. These supplies were procured through the RMB10 million healthcare fund set up on 27 January 2020 by CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand.
The healthcare fund is administered by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and is under the guidance of China’s National Health Commission and relevant authorities in Hubei Province. The fund is used to assist nationwide medical and healthcare related efforts in China’s fight against the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV).
On 6 February 2020, 40,000 surgical masks were dispatched from Guangzhou, China to Wuhan Union Hospital. The 500 barrels of disinfectant procured from Liaoning, China, headed for Tongren Hospital in Wuhan will be dispatched next. These supplies are worth about RMB200,000.
On 1 February 2020, 750 cartons containing 375,000 pairs of medical gloves, worth about RMB375,000, were sent to Wuhan Union Hospital and Tongji Hospital in Wuhan.
Mr Lee Chee Koon, Group Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Group and Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation said: “CapitaLand has been in China for over 25 years and CapitaLand Hope Foundation has been supporting philanthropic initiatives in the country since 2005. The strong ties built with the local authorities and aid groups over the years have facilitated CapitaLand’s corporate giving efforts in China. In these trying times, we are heartened that our healthcare fund has been deployed effectively and efficiently to support communities in need. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our team in China in safeguarding the health of the local communities.”
In these trying times, we are heartened that our healthcare fund has been deployed effectively and efficiently to support communities in need. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our team in China in safeguarding the health of the local communities.
Mr Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate & People Officer for CapitaLand Group and Executive Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, said: “Since the first batch of medical supplies was dispatched, we are encouraged by other like-minded partners who showed interest to join the efforts by CapitaLand Hope Foundation Healthcare Fund to donate towards helping communities affected by nCoV. We continue to contribute as a socially responsible company guided by our credo ‘Building People. Building Communities.’"
Since the first batch of medical supplies was dispatched, we are encouraged by other like-minded partners who showed interest to join the efforts by CapitaLand Hope Foundation Healthcare Fund to donate towards helping communities affected by nCoV.
The first phase of CapitaLand’s RMB10 million healthcare fund will be disbursed for the procurement of critical medical supplies for hospitals. Post-emergency, the fund will support nationwide healthcare and rehabilitation efforts.
(Second from the Right) H.E. Hong Xiaoyong, The People's Republic of China's (PRC) Ambassador to Singapore was informed of CapitaLand's RMB10 million healthcare fund and asked to meet up with CapitaLand's leadership to express his appreciation.
From Left to Right: Mr Chin Phei Chen, CEO, Special Projects, CapitaLand China, Mr Lucas Loh, President, China, CapitaLand Group with H.E. Hong Xiaoyong, The People's Republic of China's (PRC) Ambassador to Singapore and Mdm Zhong Manying, Economic & Commercial Minister, Counsellor, Embassy of PRC in Singapore
CapitaLand’s tribute video to its frontline staff in China
CapitaLand has produced a tribute video to honour its frontline staff in China who have remained committed to their roles during the nationwide nCoV outbreak. The video features snippets of CapitaLand’s frontline staff safeguarding the health and safety of its shoppers, tenants, guests and employees through disinfecting public areas and conducting temperature checks at its properties.
The video also features messages of encouragement from Mr Lee, Mr Tan and Mr Lucas Loh, President, China, CapitaLand Group.
The video is available on CapitaLand’s social media platforms and can be viewed here:
In these trying times, CapitaLand pays tribute to all the frontline warriors at its properties in Wuhan and the rest of China for working tirelessly and selflessly to keep tenants, shoppers, guests and employees safe.
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