BUSINESS Ping An donates 10m yuan in medical supplies to UK

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Ping An donates 10m yuan in medical supplies to UK

China Daily

17:54, April 08, 2020

A visitor walks past a Ping An Bank display panel at a financial exhibition in Qingdao, Shandong province. (Photo provided to China Daily)

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co Ltd and its chairman, Ma Mingzhe, are donating medical supplies worth more than 10 million yuan ($1.42 million) to the UK.

The move is the insurer's latest effort in response to the call of the Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit.

The medical supplies include 100,000 surgical masks, 10,000 Covid-19 diagnostic kits, 4,000 sets of protective clothing and 15 respirators to help the UK fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The British government has come under fire for not being able to provide enough protective equipment to hospitals, exposing doctors and nurses to potential coronavirus infection.

Among these medical supplies, Ping An also brought their self-developed artificial intelligent imaging diagnostic system to the UK, a sign that technology plays a bigger role in helping defeat the virus.

On March 27, Ping An announced a similar move to donate medical supplies worth $1.5 million to Indonesia, including goggles, testing kits and an artificial intelligent imaging diagnostic system.

Zheng Hao contributed to this story

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