HKBU has been appointed by the Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR Government as one of the operators of the Kai Tak Holding Centre. HKBU has dispatched a team of Chinese medicine practitioners to provide Chinese medicine-based treatment services to the resident elderly COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.
The Kai Tak Holding Centre, managed by the Social Welfare Department, has come into operation in phases since the latter half of March. It has been designated for the admission of elderly COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who have been discharged from the hospitals of the Hospital Authority, and residents of elderly care homes who need to be quarantined after assessment. The Centre provides a total of 1,200 beds, and the 393 beds operated by HKBU was put into service on 31 March.
Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, together with Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, and Dr Law Chi-kwong, Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, visited the Kai Tak Holding Centre on 30 March for an overview of the beds being managed by HKBU. Mr Paul Poon, Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Court, and Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, introduced the Chinese medicine treatments and the other care services offered by the University to the resident elders.
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