Leaders and cadres of the Red Cross Society of Hubei Province punished for dereliction of duty.
According to an investigation by the supervision committee of the Discipline Inspection Commission, the leaders and cadres of the Red Cross Society of Hubei Province failed to take responsibility for receiving and distributing donations during the epidemic, violated major provisions, and made gross mistakes in information disclosure.
The Wuhan Red Cross and Hubei provincial Red Cross came under fire after donations of crucial medical supplies from across China failed to arrive at the hospitals on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people.
Health workers, who are at high risk of infection without effective protection, including masks and suits, had been appealing for more supplies for days.
As people tried to find ways to get much-needed masks and protective suits to hospitals, a report showed that the local Red Cross had delivered only 200,000 of nearly two million masks donated from across China, to hospitals.
The masks had also been sent to hospitals that did not really need them.
Source: Hainan Daily