HKFI donates surgical masks to HA and HKCSS in the battle against COVID-19


The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) today (4 March 2020) announced the donation of 55,000 surgical masks to the Hospital Authority (HA) and Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues, the supply of protective materials remains tight. There is a dire need to ensure the HA have sufficient surgical masks to maintain the much needed protection for its staff and patients.

The HKFI has procured surgical masks from overseas and donated 35,000 pieces to the HA to alleviate the urgent needs in the HA.  At the same time, 20,000 masks were donated to members of the community through the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (“HKCSS”) in the fight against the epidemic.

"Hong Kong is now at a critical juncture in the fight against COVID-19 and hygienic and protective supplies are one of the key factors for us to win this battle. By donating these masks, we hope to support the work of the HA and to protect the underprivileged, elderly and other people in need through the HKCSS network,” said Mr Praveen Daswani, Chairman of the HKFI. “HKFI is established in Hong Kong for Hong Kong. We are doing our part together with all sectors of the community to overcome the epidemic and help reduce the further spread of COVID-19."

The Hospital Authority presents a certificate of appreciation to the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, received by the Chairman, Mr Praveen Daswani.