HKBU donates Chinese Medicine Influenza Prevention Remedy to elderly homes and families receiving CSSA
02 Mar 2020
In response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) continues to introduce new initiatives to strengthen our citizen’s immunity against viral infection.
With the support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, SCM gave away the HKBU Chinese Medicine Influenza Prevention Remedy in February to residents of elderly care homes and families receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), benefitting around 2,500 people in total.
In addition, the Hong Kong Baptist University ‒ Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre, which falls under the Clinical Division of SCM, has launched a free online video service to help the general public make Chinese medicine health enquiries.
After arranging a telephone appointment (tel: 3793 3428) with lecturers from the Centre, the public can use Zoom, an online video conferencing app, to enquire about Chinese medicine health information during a 10-minute appointment. Topics of enquiry include areas such as health information, health protection tips and common Chinese medicine knowledge. The enquiry service aims to provide useful information to the public for reference purposes, but it is not equivalent to an online diagnosis, prescription or treatment direction for patients.