It’s been over a month since the start of the fight against the coronavirus. Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese government and social groups, progress has been made. Multiple provinces and cities witnessed no increase in the number of infected people.
Meanwhile, the second phase of “Binance for Wuhan” donation is concluded. Binance Charity here makes the second disclosure of “Binance for Wuhan” donation. As of March 9, another 6 batches of medical supplies reached 130 hospitals, medical teams, and disease control command centers.
Around 2,300 protective suits bought from Israel have been distributed to 23 hospitals or medical teams. 1,000 protective suits bought from the United Arab Emirates have been distributed to 16 hospitals or medical teams. We also donated 388 oxygen machines to Guangdong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation. All of the items are distributed to 44 hospitals. In addition, we distributed 133,000 pieces of PVC gloves and 10,000 pairs of protective goggles.
The donation of 388 oxygen machines played an important role in the second phase of donation. It is a great example of collaboration, from purchasing to shipping. Early February, it was reported on the news that Zhong Nanshan, a medical professor, had donated 100 oxygen machines through the Guangdong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation to Wuhan. This caught the Binance Charity team’s attention. Apparently, the oxygen machines are a necessity at the hospitals. We immediately contacted the doctors at the frontline, and they told us that the oxygen machine was proven to help prolong the lives of patients, earning them more time for further treatment.
After we got this confirmation, we cross-checked and located one local manufacturer and signed a purchase deal for the machines. Considering that Guangdong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation knows more about the frontline demands of the machine, Binance Charity donated 100 machines as an independent donation and 288 machines as a match donation of the blockchain charity organization, to Guangdong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation, giving them full discretion on how to distribute. As a result, 44 hospitals received 388 machines.
The high efficiency in our communication and collaboration with Guangdong Zhong Nanshan Medical Foundation proves that we can be greater than the sum of our parts. As these oxygen machines reach more hospitals, we believe more lives can be saved.
During the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus, there were severe shortages in many kinds of medical supplies. The team sourced supplies from all over the world to buy quality equipment, which came with great challenges. We communicated with hospitals that were in need of supplies and helped provide documents. With great help from charity organizations and customs clearance companies, we were able to go through “Green Pass” at the customs without being charged any taxes.
In China, we are seeing a decrease in the number of newly infected cases and an increase in the number of cured patients. We have made progress in the battle against the virus, but the war is still not completely won, and we won’t stop until the crisis ends. Binance Charity will continue to support the fight till the end, and victory will be ours!