The Lions and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation, jointly established by HKBU and the Lions Clubs International District 303 – Hong Kong & Macao, China in 2007 to serve underprivileged elderly patients, recently received HK$800,000 to support its “Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for Elderly”.
Organisations, companies and an individual who generously made the donations were Lions Club of Tuen Mun (HK$300,000), Dr. Lam Hoi-ham (HK$100,000), Chiropractic Wellness Centre Limited (HK$100,000), Old Stone Hotels Company Limited (HK$100,000), Lions Clubs International District 303 – Hong Kong & Macao, China (HK$100,000), Lions Club of Central (HK$50,000) and Lions Club of Hong Kong Shouson Hill (HK$50,000).
A cheque presentation ceremony was held today (14 May). The officiating guests were Mr Paulman Tse, Founding Member of Lions Club of Tuen Mun and Life Member of Lions Clubs International District 303 – Hong Kong & Macao, China, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) and Chairman of the Board of Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation, Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President and Director of Clinical Division of School of Chinese Medicine, and Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine . Guests attending the ceremony included HKBU senior management, donors as well as members and friends of Lions Club of Tuen Mun and other Lions Clubs.
In his speech, Professor Albert Chan thanked the donors for their generous contributions which helped to reduce the medical burden of the elderly while at the same time giving HKBU an opportunity to serve the general public. Professor Rick Wong said since the scheme was launched in 2007, privilege cards have been given to more than 2,700 elderly people and patients suffering from chronic diseases. They have collectively used close to 20,000 coupons at the eight Chinese medicine clinics operated by HKBU, with the subsidy provided by the Lions and HKBU Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation alone amounting to HK$2 million.
Under the “Privilege Scheme of Chinese Medicine Service for Elderly”, each eligible patient needs to use one coupon and pay HK$30 for receiving the Chinese internal medicine service provided by HKBU Chinese medicine clinic. The Chinese Medicine Charity Foundation will subsidise HK$130 for each consultation and the remaining expenses will be borne by HKBU.
After the ceremony, arrangements were made for guests to visit the School of Chinese Medicine and the Academy of Film.
Mr Chan Shui-kwan, President of Lions Club of Tuen Mun (sixth from left, front row) presents a cheque of HK$300,000 to HKBU. Professor Albert Chan (sixth from right, front row), Professor Rick Wong (third from left, front row), Professor Bian Zhaoxiang (left, front row) and Professor Lu Aiping (second from left, front row) receive the donation on behalf of the University.