Bayer is donating medicine and additional financial aid worth a total of approximately €1.5 million ($1.66 million) to support the population affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China.
|Bayer will send its donations to the Chinese Red Cross |
The donations will be made to the Chinese Red Cross, which is working together with the health authorities to co-ordinate the deployment of aid measures for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and containment of the coronavirus.
“We want to help people in the affected regions quickly and effectively,” said Werner Baumann, chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG. “Our people have worked hard over the Chinese New Year holiday season to make sure that these medicines can be supplied without delay.”
The donated medicines – antibiotics, Vitamin C, antipyretic/analgesic, and contrast media – have a total value of €850,000 ($940,600). The approximately €600,000 ($664,000) cash donation will be used primarily to provide the protective clothing urgently needed by the medical staff in Wuhan.
Medical and monetary donations to help people in need are an integral part of Bayer’s corporate philosophy and commitment to social engagement.