BOC–HKBU Chinese medicine community stroke prevention scheme appoints 167 ambassadors
31 Oct 2021
The “BOC–HKBU Chinese Medicine Community Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Scheme”, which was launched by HKBU and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (HKSKH) Welfare Council, appointed 167 older people as the “Guardians of Stroke Prevention” at the health ambassadors appointment ceremony held on 29 October. The Scheme is supported by a donation from the Bank of China (Hong Kong), and the ambassadors will assess the risk of stroke for other senior citizens in the community and promote stroke prevention messages.
The ceremony was held at the HKSKH Lok Man Alice Kwok Integrated Service Centre. Older people from the 12 other HKSKH centres also joined the ceremony online.
The Guardians will fill in questionnaires for the older respondents in order to assess their individual risk of stroke. Those with a moderate to high risk of stroke will be referred to the Scheme to undergo a one-year preventive treatment programme and follow-up assessments. It is expected that around 1,200 older people will benefit from the Scheme.
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