Jan 13, 2023|
JD Health Offers Free Antipyretics and Online Consultation to Help Rural China Fight COVID
by Tong Shen and Vivian Yang
JD Health launched an extensive anti-COVID health support project for Chinese towns and villages on January 8, which includes a donation of 10 million tablets of antipyretics, and free online medical consultations.
The charity project was initiated two weeks ahead of the Chinese New Year (CNY), also known as the Spring Festival, when hundreds of millions of Chinese people will go back to their hometowns for family reunions, which will inevitably enhance pressures on relatively vulnerable health care infrastructure in rural areas.
The project has prepared 10 million tablets of antipyretics for emergency response and promises to give 500 tablets to each participating village. As soon as the village’s application is verified and approved in the system, JD Logistics will leverage its nationwide network to fulfill the delivery with no delay during the holiday period.
Meanwhile, JD Health will open 24/7 free online consultation services on COVID-related inquiries to all rural residents across the country during the CNY holiday period, providing villagers convenient and trust-worthy health support and alleviating strain on local medical resources.
As China’s COVID control policy has loosened since December, JD Health has been stepping up efforts in supporting medicine supplies amid the surge of infections, including collaborating with more than 30 essential up- and down-stream pharmaceutical enterprises and stabilizing medicine prices. The company also leveraged its telemedicine resources to immediately launch the “online anti-Covid clinic,” enabling people access to free and timely health consultation services at home.
JD Health has also directed precise support on medical supplies to less developed regions through close collaboration with governments including Qinghai, Gansu, Yunnan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and more, where more than 80 percent of orders of COVID relief supplies from JD Health went to counties and townships.