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Project of Baosteel Providing Aids to Disabled in Yushu China

  • Date: 2010/06/21 (Rev. 2017/12/23)
  • Baosteel Press Center
  • Synopsis : Qinghai Yushu earthquake in China has left more than 3200 disabled people in dire need of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

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After the Qinghai Yushu earthquake, according to preliminary statistics, there are totally more than 3200 disabled people in dire need of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

On May 24, the Project of Baosteel Providing Aids to the Disabled in Yushu sponsored by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China and co-organized by the Civil Affairs Department of Qinghai Province, China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association and China Charity & Donation Information Center was inaugurated in Xining, Qinghai. RMB 5 million donated by Baosteel Group Corporation will be earmarked for providing the people disabled in Yushu earthquake with prosthetic and orthotic devices.

The leaders of the relevant units including deputy head of the Social Welfare and Charity Promotion Department of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Lu Ying, Board Secretary and general manager of Operation Improvement Department of Baosteel Group Corporation Wang Li, deputy director of the Civil Affairs Department of Qinghai Province Ma Junde and vice chairman of China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association as well as the representatives of the wounded in the disaster area attended the inauguration.

After the Qinghai Yushu earthquake, according to preliminary statistics, there are totally more than 3200 disabled people in dire need of prosthetic and orthotic devices. With the powerful support and coordination of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association, China Charity Federation and the Civil Affairs Department of Qinghai Province, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and Baosteel set up cooperatively the Project of Baosteel Providing Aids to the Disabled in Yushu and earmarked the RMB 5 million donated by Baosteel to Yushu disaster area for providing the prosthetic and orthotic devices such as artificial limb, orthoses and wheel chair to help the disabled to recover soon.

It is learnt that the China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association is responsible for the organization of the project. Currently Qinghai, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces are undertaking the implementation of the mission. China Prosthetics and Orthotics Association requires each relevant unit and organ to guarantee the down-to-earth implementation of the rehabilitating, care and assembly work as scheduled, so as to contribute to the rebuilding work after the disaster.

In the inauguration Lu Ying fully affirmed Baosteel's righteous act undertaken for the public good in his speech. Ma Junde vowed to organize and implement the project well, practically benefit the disabled to satisfy them. Director of Artificial Limb Rehabilitation Center of Qinghai Province Huang Yinsheng made the commitment to go all out to help the recovery of the disabled in the disaster area, so that they can receive better service. Wang Li indicated that Baosteel will further investigate the charity programs together with relevant units to ensure that Baosteel staff's donation will be used in the most needful place.

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