On June 25th, the University of Fukui Hospital received 1,500 medical masks (Particulate Respirator Type N95 which made in Japan) from the University of Fukui Alumni Society of China Branches. This is the second batch of donation after the first 600 masks received in April this year.
This series of donations were solicited in an attempt to the idea of “Let’s help of our alma mater at her time of COVID-19 crisis.” by Dr. Sun Aijing of Shaoxing People’s Hospital in Zhejiang Province, China and other alumni of each branch of the University of Fukui Alumni Society in China. Dr. Sun received a doctoral degree in medical science from Fukui Medical University (currently the University of Fukui, Graduate School of Medical Sciences) in 2003. And she is the chairman of the Zhejiang Branch of the University of Fukui Alumni Society right now. In addition, many people related to the University of Fukui who studied are active in society in China and Japan and they accepted the proposal of contribution by Dr. Sun and other alumni in China.
This time, Dr. UEDA Takanori, the President of the University of Fukui was handed to Dr. MORIOKA Koichi, Division Manager of the Physical Distribution Management Division, Medical Supply Center of the University of Fukui Hospital, on behalf of people from the China Branches of the Alumni Society.
Dr. MORIOKA, who received the masks, said, “Hospital staff was working with fear that they may be infected with the COVID-19 in the shortage of medical masks. This time, we received the masks and I think that the staff will feel secure when they work at the hospital. Thank you so much.”
President UEDA commented, “Thank you very much for giving us precious masks twice. I believe they showed us a model of continuous friendship between China and Japan.”
We would like to deepen the friendship between the two countries even in the pandemic of COVID-19.