BGI on Tuesday held an online signing ceremony with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its Public Health Institute, to donate 5,000 COVID-19 test kits and help fight against the local pandemic. The Mammoth Foundation provided full supports for this donation.
Dr. Alen Šeranić, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Branislav Zeljković, the Director of the Public Health Institute, and Dr. Li Ning, Vice President of BGI, jointly signed the agreement of donation.
Dr. Nina Sajić, the advisor in the Cabinet of the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Xie Yu, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of China to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Yin Ye, Chief Executive Officer of BGI Genomics and Mr. Wang Kai, Secretary-General of Mammoth Foundation attended the signing ceremony.
Dr. Yin Ye, CEO of BGI Genomics, said that BGI is proud to do its part in Bosnia and Herzegovina. BGI has a motto, “Omics for All”, and hopes to use its research and expertise to improve people’s welfare.
Dr. Seranic and Dr. Sajic, in their expression of appreciation and gratitude, said that BGI’s donation will be a strong support to the fight against the pandemic in the country. They expected to discuss cooperation further.
Mr. Xie Yu, Economic and Commercial Counsellor from the Embassy of China, praised the donation and said it is a reflection of friendship and mutual support between the peoples of the two countries.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the order of BGI’s testing kits have covered over 180 countries and regions. More than 80 Huo-Yan laboratories have been established. Besides, BGI joins forces with the Mammoth Foundation to donate COVID-19 test kits and equipment. It’s dedicated to making contributions in the global fight against the pandemic.