Students of the HD in Medical and Health Products Management (MHPM) contributed to fight against Covid pandemic
22 Mar 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has been making serious impacts on the medical care of Hong Kong. Due to the quarantine policies and various preventive measures, many elderly and disabled people who are infected with COVID, have been unable to attend regular follow-ups at the public clinics or even maintain medication supply.
Around 40 MHPM students were given a valuable opportunity to assist to collect and deliver the medicines to these needed groups through providing back-up support to a special drug delivery service. It is a project organised by the Hong Kong Pharmaceutical Care Foundation, in collaboration with the Society of Innovative Healthcare Hong Kong.
Upon receiving requests from old age homes or individuals and after coordinating with clinics of the Hospital Authority, volunteers of the project collect medication and deliver it to to people without any charges. Our students’ roles include:
- Answering WhatsApp message
- Collection of pertinent information
- Processing of data
- Drugs packing
This is a very meaningful project. Our MHPM students not only contributed their time and effort to the society to help fighting the pandemic in this very difficult time, but also learned the flow of information and medicines in the primary care system. Moreover, medical students of HKU and pharmacy students of both HKU and CUHK (including one who has finished Yr 1 of MHPM programme) are also participating in the project. This is a great experience for our students to work with these university students.