To fight against the epidemic, BAA, a subordinate of the group took urgent actions to purchase first batch of 180 thousand medical masks and 100 infrared thermometers from overseas market and denoted them to governing departments of Shanghai. Yesterday morning, the person in charge of Shanghai branch of BAA donated 105 thousand masks and 100 infrared thermometers to the Red Cross Society of Qingpu, Shanghai; the rest of masks were donated to Shanghai Charity Foundation, Yangjing Community Foundation and The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai etc. respectively.
The epidemic of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus bears down menacingly, and the shortage of materials for prevention and control of the epidemic such as medical mask etc. becomes a prominent problem. The epidemic calls for immediate actions, and its prevention and control become our prime responsibility. On January 26, the second day of China’s lunar year, BAA, a subordinate of the group made coordination and arrangement and established three action groups, that is, overseas material purchase, customs clearance and transportation, respectively, immediately after it received the instruction from the group about the global procurement of medical mask and infrared thermometer and other materials for prevention and control of the epidemic.
The purchase group made emergency contact with multiple overseas companies that had business cooperation with BAA in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and India etc.; the aircrew under flight missions overseas gave up their vocations and searched for channels purchasing large amount of medical materials for prevention and control of the epidemic; the customs clearance group kept close communication and coordination with customs at home and abroad hoping that the material could be cleared by the customs through the Green Channel; the transportation group made emergent coordination of air logistics and dispatched vehicles and drivers at home for successive transport.
After making contact with multiple parties, BAA successfully purchased the first batch of 180 thousand medical masks from Bangkok Hospital, the largest international chain hospital in Thailand, and arranged air logistics immediately. On yesterday early morning, the batch of medical masks arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. After the quick clearance procedure, the staff of Shanghai Branch of BAA sent the batch of masks to the Red Cross Society of Qingpu, Shanghai, Shanghai Charity Foundation, Yangjing Community Foundation and The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, in succession, and distributed the materials to units which were badly in need of masks such as communities, nursing homes and medical institutions etc. as soon as possible through the above institutions.
Moreover, 100 infrared thermometers purchased and taken back by the overseas crew of BAA in Cambodia arrived at Beijing by air on yesterday morning, and then the infrared thermometers were taken back to Shanghai by the pilot of BAA; on yesterday forenoon, the infrared thermometers were donated to the Red Cross Society of Qingpu, Shanghai, for prevention and control of the epidemic.