The HKBU Chinese Medicine Team Against COVID-19 was presented with the Hong Kong Spirit 2022 group award at the 2022 Hong Kong Spirit Event of Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Returning to the Motherland, which was organised by the Hong Kong Ta Kung Wen Wei Media Group. The award recognises the team’s contributions to providing medical services to people infected with COVID-19 during the fifth wave of the pandemic in Hong Kong.
The award presentation ceremony was held on 18 November. Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor; Ms Christine Chow, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary; Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) and Director of the Clinical Division of the School of Chinese Medicine; and Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, attended the ceremony and received the recognition on behalf of the University.
The organiser praised the University for realising its vision of serving society by forming the HKBU Chinese Medicine Team Against COVID-19 with 60 members and establishing the HKBU Chinese Medicine Telemedicine Centre Against COVID-19 to provide free online consultations and medicine, drug deliveries and emotional support services. The team integrated modern technology into Chinese medicine and demonstrated that it can effectively prevent infection and also treat and rehabilitate patients with COVID-19 due to its excellent clinical skills and medical practices. The University and the team have also explored a new path for the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.
The Event collected nominations from different sectors of society from May to July this year. Five group awards, seven individual awards and the recipient of the special tribute award were selected.