Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers will be able to publish information about deliveries there, Xinhua said.Alibaba has launched a special online platform for purchasing medicines around the world to fight the spread of a new type of coronavirus. This was reported by the Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday.
The new platform is designed to meet the demand for medicines and protective equipment in the regions of China where the coronavirus outbreak occurred. Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers will be able to publish information about deliveries, after which Alibaba will purchase the necessary funds to fight the coronavirus and send them to medical institutions in need.
On January 25, Alibaba created a special fund of 1 billion yuan (about $ 144 million) to provide medical supplies to regions of China that have been affected by an outbreak of a viral disease. By February 3, the company had provided the necessary supplies to 18 hospitals, including in Hubei province, which was the most affected by the coronavirus: in this province, 479 people died as a result of pneumonia caused by the virus.