Wang Yong: Working to feed and transport medical professionals
At the peak of influenza pandemic in Wuhan, China, people avoided Jinyintan Hospital, which was the first hospital in Wuhan to focus on treating COVID- 19 patients. Wang Yong, a courier in Wuhan, was not intimidated. He decided to organize a team to provide a free shuttle bus for the medical staff in the hospital to facilitate their commuting.
Starting from the Lunar New Year in January 2020, Wang Yong and his driver team let medical staff travel between their homes and hospitals. Then, they contacted car rental companies to participate, and called on bicycle sharing companies to put bicycles around hospitals to facilitate short trips.
Wang Yong also devoted himself to establishing a meal supply and distribution system, providing instant noodles and water for medical staff by self-financing, and going to restaurants door to door to persuade them to provide meals for medical staff and taxi drivers. This led to the establishment of a free emergency meal backup distribution network, providing 15,000 meals for more than 7,800 medical personnel and frontline personnel.
In addition to working in hospitals, Wang Yong also mobilized volunteers to buy down jackets, nurse shoes, toiletries and other urgently needed items, and coordinated the purchase, transportation and distribution of medical supplies such as masks, shoe covers and ultraviolet lamps. He also provides general maintenance services, snacks and sweets as needed. Wang Yong actively participated in the construction of donation channels and organized the collection and distribution of emergency medical supplies.