14 March 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Des Voeux Chambers has been paying close attention to the situation in Mainland China. When Chambers learned that the frontline hospitals in Wuhan were short of medical supplies, members took immediate action to purchase and donate medical supplies.
Up till today, the total amount Chambers has donated as a collective is approximately HKD 279,914. Using these funds, the Chambers has successfully delivered three batches of medical supplies to eight Wuhan frontline hospitals.
Stories of these deliveries include:
(1) 500 coveralls delivered to Wuhan Tianyou Hospital;
(2) 1,000 hazmat suits delivered to the same hospital in batches;
(3) 21 oxygen generators delivered to seven other hospitals in Hubei.
In addition, Chambers has also donated HKD 40,000 to Peking University Hubei Alumni Association for further action.
DVC has set up a Donor-advised Fund (DAF) with the Philanthropreneur Foundation. After purchasing the 21 oxygen generators, the remaining funds were used to purchase other materials for hospitals in Hubei.
Now that the epidemic has ebbed somewhat, we look forward to the resumption of exchanges between Mainland China and Hong Kong in the near future.