German firm donates patient monitoring machines in virus fight

ZENNER, a German company for innovative measuring technology settling in Songjiang District, on February 18 donated patient monitoring machines worth of 4.5 million yuan (US$643,087) to four Shanghai hospitals that are helping Wuhan in the fight against the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic.

The machines will be transported through medical supply vehicles to Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai No.1 People’s Hospital, Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University and Fengxian Central Hospital, and used to support treatment of patients in Wuhan, capital of central Hubei Province and the epicenter of the outbreak.

Dr Christine D Althauser, consul general of the German Consulate in Shanghai, praised the company’s contribution and said more German companies are concerned about the outbreak in China and have offered donations. The consul general believed that China will surely win the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Fang Guoping, deputy chairman of the Shanghai Charity Foundation, expressed his gratitude to the German company during the brief donation ceremony.