HKBU and HKJC launch Elderly Sponsorship Programme for Chinese medicine healthcare service
Supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the “Hong Kong Baptist University-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” launched the Elderly Sponsorship Programme, under which local citizens aged 65 or above can enjoy subsidies on Chinese medicine clinical service at the Centre.
The kick-off ceremony was held on 10 January 2019. It was jointly officiated by Dr. the Hon. Lam Ching Choi, BBS, JP, Chairman of the Elderly Commission; Ms. Jasmine Chung, Executive Manager of Charities of The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Actor Mr. Bowie Wu and actress Ms. Helena Law; Dr. Albert Chau, HKBU Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, HKBU Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development); and Dr. Yang Junjun, Senior Consultant of the Centre.
The ceremony drew a full house of over 250 participants. Guests and HKBU representatives attending the ceremony included Mr. So Chung Ping, MH, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association; Miss Kitty Liu, Charities Manager of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Ms. Betty Au, Deputy Chinese Medicine Service Coordinator of Pok Oi Hospital; Mr. Yeung Chee Kong, Associate Vice-President (Engagement); and Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
Hong Kong local citizens aged 65 or above are eligible to apply for the Programme. Successful applicants who are recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme can enjoy six Chinese medicine consultation visits at the Centre within a half year with a full subsidy of HK$550 maximum per visit, covering consultation fees, examination and treatment charges. Non-CSSA recipients can also enjoy a half amount of the subsidy. The Programme is expected to benefit 63,000 persons. Please click here for more details (Chinese version only).