Summary: On January 28, in order to fight against the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus, Joincare Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the "Joincare Group"), and Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Livzon Group") donated a total amount of more than 22 million yuan, including cash of 10 million yuan, and medical supplies of 12 million yuan.
The pneumonia outbreak of novel coronavirus has affected the national people's heart.
When disaster struck, help came from all sides. Many market participants including the listed companies have given a helping hand one after another, to make contributions with their practical actions to the fight against COVID-19 outbreak in Hubei and other places. These companies include Joincare (600380.SH) and its holding subsidiary Livzon Group (000513.SZ).
On January 28, in order to fight against the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus, Joincare Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as the "Joincare Group"), and Livzon Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Livzon Group") donated a total amount of more than 22 million yuan, including cash of 10 million yuan, and medical supplies of 12 million yuan. The cash fund of 4 million yuan is used to support Zhongnanshan Foundation, for the scientific research and its academic promotion required by novel coronavirus control of Guangzhou Institute of Respiration led by academician Zhong Nanshan; the cash fund of 6 million yuan is used to support the construction of Huoshenshan Hospital, Leishenshan Hospital and the outbreak defense bases in Hubei and other places. The medical supplies of a total amount of 12 million yuan are mainly used to treat the serious infection and preventative testing caused by novel coronavirus pneumonia.
The active donation of these two companies are closely related to their common actual controller - Zhu Baoguo. No matter this COVID-19 outbreak, or the previous disasters such as SARS, Wenchuan earthquake, Zunyi drought, etc., Zhu Baoguo has led these two listed companies to give a helping hand without hesitation. In addition, Zhu Baoguo has also devoted himself to charity in an active stance, and ranked the 4th in the "2018 Shenzhen Annual Charity Donation List", with a donation amount of 20 million yuan. He has gained wide praise from the society.
At the end of the year, the COVID-19 outbreak came without preparation, but a join force was formed quickly throughout the nation, the compatriots united together, and worked as one to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Joincare and Livzon Group also gave a helping hand quickly, and donated funds and materials to participate in the fight.
In this regard, Joincare Group donated funds and materials of a total amount of more than 10 million yuan to Chinese Red Cross foundation, of which the 2 million of 5 million yuan fund will be allocated to Zhongnanshan Foundation, to be specially used for the scientific research and related academic conference promotion required by novel coronavirus pneumonia control of Guangzhou Institute of Respiration. The other 3 million yuan will be used for the construction of Huoshenshan Hospital and Leishenshan Hospital. In the aspect of material assistance, Joincare utilized its industrial advantages of the comprehensive medical group, and its main business sections responded quickly, and donated meropenem (meropenem for injection) for the treatment of serious infection, and materials of a total amount of more than 5 million yuan.
Meanwhile, Livzon Group, the holding subsidiary of Joincare Group donated funds and materials of a total amount of 12 million yuan to Zhuhai Red Cross Foundation, including cash of 5 million yuan and anti-virus medicines, detection reagents and equipment worthy of 7 million yuan. Among these, the 2 million of 5 million cash is used as the R&D fund for Academician Zhong Nanshan's Group, and 3 million yuan is used for the construction of outbreak defense bases in Hubei and other places. The anti-virus medicines, detection reagents and equipment worth 7 million yuan are used for preventing the COVID-19 outbreak in Hubei and other places.
In addition, with respect to the pain points and difficult points in the current novel coronavirus diagnosis link, The reagent R&D, production, quality control and marketing staff of Livzon Group got fully prepared and launched the 24hr emergency response system during the Spring Festival, to participate in the COVID-19 outbreak prevention and control in all paces.
Give a helping hand again and again, and practice social responsibility
In fact, it is not the first appearance of these two listed companies in the donation list. According to public information, in the face of multiple disasters in China, Joincare Group and Livzon Group have made contributions in an active stance, and gave a helping hand.
In 2003, when the whole nation made joint efforts to fight against the SARS, Joincare Group and Livzon Group donated medicines and cash of more than 6 million yuan to the medical workers that were striving at the front line; in the Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008, the Joincare Group and Livzon Group donated medicines and cash of 25.38 million yuan; in the Yushu Earthquake in 2010, Joincare Group and Livzon Group donated medicines totaling 61.55 million yuan to the Municipal Red Cross Foundation; in the same year, when the drought occurred in Zunyi, Guizhou, Livzon Group donated 8000 barrels of Bingquan drinking water to Zunyi County, Zunyi City, Guizhou Province; in the spring of 2013, when the bird flu raged throughout the nation, Joincare Group and Livzon Group donated the "Panax Quinquefolius" and "Livzon Antiviral Granules" to the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to help the public improve their immunity, and prevent the bird flu.
It is to be noted that, behind the active and warm figure of these two companies during the disaster relief, it is closely related to their common actual controller - Zhu Baoguo.
As the explorer of health care products and pharmaceutical industry, Zhu Baoguo has acted as the Chairman of Joincare Group since 1992, and has acted as the Chairman of Livzon Group since 2002. When developing the pharmaceutical undertaking, Zhu Baoguo has devoted himself in public welfare and charity, and has made brilliant achievements.
In 2010, Zhu Baoguo joined the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and acted as the Secretary General of the Board of Directors of TNC in Greater China in 2016. He has contributed lots of time and energy in the management of the Board, and provided financial support for the TNC protection project; in 2015, Zhu Baoguo, together with some entrepreneurs such as Jacky Ma, Ma Huateng, Shen Guojun, etc., founded the "Huayuan Ecological Protection Foundation", to help the sustainable development of ecological environment; in September 2018, for his major contributions in the field of public welfare and charity, Zhu Baoguo won the "Individual Gold Award of Pengcheng Charity Donation" of the Shenzhen Fourth Pengcheng Charity Award; in September 2019, on the "2018 Shenzhen Charity Donation List" press conference sponsored by Bureau of Civil Affairs of Shenzhen Municipality, and jointly undertaken by Shenzhen Charity Alliance, Zhu Baoguo ranked the 4th in the "2018 Shenzhen Charity Donation Individual List" with a donation amount of 19.4368 million yuan.
Zhu Baoguo indicated that, he will try his best to affect more people to participate in the public welfare establishments, and promote the development of public charity by utilizing the advantages of Joincare Group in the field of medicine, so as to make the public welfare establishments become a living habit of the whole people.
It is well known that, the entrepreneur is the spirit of the enterprise, and is also the key for the enterprise to undertake and practice social responsibilities. It can be predicted that, under the leadership of Zhu Baoguo, Joincare Group and Livzon Group will also proceed on the road of public welfare, to make more contributions to the public welfare and charity in China.