Social welfare organization ZAction, a unit of Zhongan Online P&C Insurance, has donated 200 packs of baby wipes to local COVID-19 hospitals for use mainly by children and their parents.
On behalf of its volunteers, ZAction donated the products to the southern branch of Renji Hospital in Minhang District and the Shanghai Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. Yueyang operates a major makeshift hospital on Jinian Road in Hongkou District, mainly for local families with COVID-19 patients.
The donation is part of a campaign initiated by Shanghai Daily in early April to help people who are currently quarantined in COVID-19 hospitals.
“After learning about the needs of the children, ZAction issued a notice on its volunteers’ WeChat group to seek help,” said Li Xiangyi, a senior PR officer with the company.
Some volunteers working for a maternity and infant brand answered the call and arranged for the purchase of the batches of infant products.
The volunteers also helped to arrange the logistics amid the city’s lockdown and other COVID-19 control measures.
The Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, which operates the family section of a makeshift hospital in the Pudong New Area, appealed for help in early April, as children’s daily necessities, such as diapers, masks, baby formula and napkins, were in short supply.
Shanghai Daily then launched the “Go Shanghai!” campaign to seek donations to help with shortages at local makeshift hospitals for family infections. Many multinational enterprises and charity organizations, including ZAction, responded immediately.