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Singapore's Novena Global Lifecare donates one million masks & other medical supplies to support fight against coronavirus in China

  • Novena Global Lifecare (NGL)'s (through its subsidiary Novena Bellagraph Healthcare) donation is the first of its kind from Singapore Company and coincides with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration of the Wuhan epidemic as an international emergency.
  • The medical supply donation will benefit medical organisations in China including those in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which is facing a serious shortage of medical supplies such as surgical masks, medical gloves and clothing etc.

SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Novena Global Lifecare (the "Company" or "NGL"), one of Asia's largest integrated medical healthcare and aesthetic companies, with over 250 clinics in 20 cities mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, will donate up to one million masks & other medical supplies to hospitals in China including Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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As a company with a significant presence in North Asia, NGL (through its subsidiary Novena Bellagraph Healthcare) hopes to do its bid to help win the fight against the outbreak.

NGL will work with the following organisations such as the China Youth Charitable Foundation, a national non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in China, and Shanghai Ruijin Hospital medical team, which is sending an emergency medical support team to oversee the Wuhan Treatment Center, also known as the Jinyintan Hospital, as well as the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SCDC) to help ship the medical supplies from overseas sources to China.

The outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic has caused an acute shortage of healthcare supplies as people rush to buy items such as surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitisers.

NGL's donation in medical supplies is timely given that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has just declared the Wuhan epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). This declaration means that, among other measures, national health authorities around the world are recommended to step up their monitoring, preparedness and containment measures. The PHEIC status also pushes nations to coordinate funding, personnel and other resources, and helps countries persuade residents to follow health recommendations.

NGL's Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Mr Nelson Loh, said: "The coronavirus epidemic once again reminds us of how small the world is and how we are all living in the same global village. As a regional healthcare player, we want to do our part in minimising the risk exposure to the virus and we hope our movement will spark more regional companies to step up in aid."

"We hope the aid will provide the necessary protection for the frontline healthcare workers in Wuhan, who are working tirelessly to contain the spread of the coronavirus and treat the sick at ground zero."

NGL's CEO and Co-founder, Mr Terence Loh, said: "We decided to reallocate a portion of our medical resources which was originally intended for our Shanghai Flagship Novena Bellagraph Hospital Project to this cause as we felt it was the right thing to do. NGL remains ready to contribute in any way in countries where NGL operates in as and when needed."

About Novena Global Lifecare

Novena Global Lifecare (NGL) is one of the largest integrated medical healthcare and aesthetic groups regionally with presence in Singapore, Mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, India and Malaysia.

Founded in 2010 by former investment bankers and cousins Terence and Nelson Loh, the group's network is now in 250 locations in over 20 cities and drives a multi-million revenue portfolio that provides lifecare management solutions tailored to Asian demographics to help customers in their journey of well-being across their life stages.

NGL has established a track record of more than 7 million procedures performed worldwide and over 2 million patients in its Pan Asian patient database. Founded in 2016, NGL is the first medical aesthetics group in the world to integrate in-house medical equipment manufacturing, CRM data analytics, and research and development and sells its line of skincare products in some 1,000 points of sale in the world. NGL's subsidiary, Novena Life Sciences is the largest enterprise health screening provider in Taiwan which carries out corporate health screenings: under the brands of Hexin Health Corporation, Bolian Biotech and Lianwei Biotech.

About Novena Bellagraph Healthcare

Novena Bellagraph Healthcare is a private company owned jointly by NGL and Bellagraph Ltd, set up to establish a state of the art, premier International Hospital to be headquartered in Shanghai. The hospital project is slated to be launched in the later part of 2020. Bellagraph Ltd is founded by Evangeline Shen and the company specialises in rare colourful high investment grade jewellery.

About DORR Group

DORR Group is a private investment company co-founded by Nelson Loh and Terence Loh, which currently manages over US$4 billion of assets across various industries from consumer, healthcare, technology and media. The founders and the key executives have a combined track record in excess of 50 years of experience in investment, structuring and operational aspects, particularly in aesthetic healthcare and consumer/retail.

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