On April 15, under the background of the sustained improvement of China’s epidemic prevention and control situation and the accelerated recovery of production and living order, Higer received a Letter of Thanks from the COVID-19 Epidemic Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism (Medical Supplies Supporting Group) of the State Council. This Letter of Thanks extended sincere gratitude to the Higer’s outstanding fulfillment of the negative pressure ambulance production task issued by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism (Medical Supplies Supporting Group) of the State Council through continuous overloaded production to support the epidemic prevention and control needs nationwide, especially in key regions such as Wuhan, Hubei, in the critical period of the epidemic prevention and control and highly recognized and appraised Higer's prominent contribution to winning the battle against spread of epidemic.
As described in the Letter of Thanks, in the medical supplies supporting battle, Higer firmly established the thinking of “Saving lives is of paramount importance, going where there is epidemic, and fighting it till it perishes”, answered the national call in the first place, proactively fulfilled the social responsibilities, bore in mind the overall situation, and mobilized every employee to support the epidemic prevention and control with own unique manner.
As early as January 23, Higer founded the epidemic prevention and control workgroup and initiated the Higer emergency response plan to internally safeguard the staff health and safety and externally ensure the supplies production. Finally, the first batch of 20 negative pressure ambulances was arrived at Wuhan, Hubei on February 14 and the second batch was arrived on February 15. At present, Higer negative pressure ambulances have been distributed to Wuhan, Xiangyang, Jingshan, and Shayang, Hubei and all ambulances are under normal operation without any failure during the epidemic period.
Besides the manufacturing of negative pressure ambulances against the time to support the battle frontline against epidemic, Higer built an “impregnable fortress” with wisdom to win the battle against epidemic and released the intelligent healthcare buses. After the epidemic has been effectively controlled, Higer also offered warm services for all Higer buses for transport of medical personnel to provide free of charge the safety inspection and maintenance and disinfection services for all vehicles for transport of medical personnel to assist Hubei and all Higer service stations are 24-hour ready for services.
The epidemic prevention and control is the key, but the resumption of production can’t also be slackened off. Since February 18, Higer's three plants have resumed production, in which the workshops have resumed production in succession and approximately 2,000 employees have started orderly production. At present, Higer has already resumed production completely and, in response to the currently blooming market demands, taken multiple measures to solve the material supply problem, speed up the R&D and production, and ensure with full efforts the delivery with guaranteed quality and quantity. At present, 42 Higer buses have been delivered to support the production resumption in Tianjin and 105, 30, and 50 Higer battery electric buses have been delivered to Shunde, Guangdong, Maoming, Guangdong, and Jining, Shandong respectively.
United as one to win battle against epidemic and resume production. Higer is making unremitting efforts wholeheartedly to win the battle against epidemic and contribute to the normal operation of public transport system.