The COVID-19 pandemic has brought along tremendous challenges to the University. When the pandemic was at worst, face-to-face learning was completely cancelled. While our teaching teams sought to overcome the challenges by delivering quality education online, our experts in Chinese medicine also went the extra mile to serve the community at a critical time. They provided free online consultation services to COVID-19 patients and delivered herbal medicine directly to people’s front doors. Their collaborative efforts and determination have truly done us proud.
We are also pleased to have received further recognition of our leading contributions in the fight against the pandemic, following the appointment by the HKSAR Government as one of the operators of the Kai Tak Holding Centre in early 2022. As the sole Chinese medicine service provider in the Centre, we offered not only Chinese medicine-based treatment services to the resident elderly COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms, but also provided Chinese medicine prescription service to the rest of the beds in the Centre. It is encouraging to see that Chinese medicine is playing a more active role in the fight against this global pandemic, and HKBU is contributing substantially to the cause.