- Jan 11, 2021
- Social Responsibility
JD Health Strengthens Goods Supply Channels and Free Online Consultation in Hebei
by Vivian Yang
As COVID-19 cases spike in Beijing’s neighboring Hebei province, JD Medicine Procurement, the B2B wholesales platform under JD Health, has set up a dedicated online portal for anti-virus goods supplies. At the same time, the platform works closely with pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure the increasing demand for medical supplies can be sufficiently met, with items including masks, thermometers, hand sanitizers and alcohol wipes.
JD Medicine Procurement is currently cooperating with nearly 18,000 retail pharmacy stores in Hebei province. Additionally, there are 11 of JD Pharmacy’s alliance drug stores based in the new epicenter in China. These drug stores have been requested by the platform to upgrade their anti-virus measures such as protection measures for store staff, mandatory registration on all visitors entering the store, applying more than 1-meter social distancing rule inside the store, and more.
“The virus protection guidance provided by JD Medicine Procurement is comprehensive, concrete and thoughtful for both store staff and consumers,” said Jinbin Liu, an employee of Kangyu chain drug store in Langfang city of Hebei. “Many measures are particularly helpful to apply in the areas that are prone to be neglected in our actual drug store operations.”
Customers’ demand for anti-virus goods has seen a surge in recent weeks due to the drastic temperature drops and repeated occurrences of infection cases. Many people still prefer the convenience of going to nearby drug stores to stock up on masks and other anti-virus goods, according to Jing Zhang, a staff of Likang chain drug store in Qinghe county of Xingtai city, Hebei province.
Thanks to JD Medicine Procurement’s stable pharmaceutical supplies, with a dozen upstream local suppliers in Hebei and a vast network of warehouses across 11 counties of the region, “everyone has peace of mind,” said Zhang. “Knowing that there are abundant protection supplies, with no shortage or cut-off supplies, we have confidence that this round of infections will soon be controlled.”
Moreover, JD Health has also opened its free online medical consultation service platform during the outbreak. People in the virus-affected regions can reach doctors via JD Health’s app for respiratory, internal medicine and other medical experts, reducing their cross-infection risk and anxieties.