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Outreach to Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex & Schools


Hong Kong

Project Description:

In response to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute quickly appealed to members and set up the COVID-19 Volunteer Group to offer immediate assistance to groups in need. The Volunteer Group saw the needs to support the safe use of the community facilities against the spread of the virus through strengthening the maintenance and management of the drainage system and enhancing indoor natural ventilation. To walk the talk, they sent pioneer volunteer teams to outreach the Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex which contains more than ten elderly homes and special care homes for people with disabilities, four secondary schools and three primary schools for inspection to the premises in order to provide professional advice for or enhancing the hygiene and ventilation of the building. A checklist was designed to conduct systematic inspections, after which would be consolidated into a comprehensive report for each of the centre and school for their attention on spot for hygiene maintenance and enhancement.

Description how the project contributes with humanity:

The outbreak of the COVID 19 has caused a global public health emergency. HKIA in response to the epidemic set up a COVID-19 Volunteer Group aiming at assisting the public to build resistance to the epidemic spread through design, deliver and maintain of a ‘Healthy City and Healthy Building’. Through timely outreaching to the communities and conducting inspections to major areas of the premises with immediate professional advice, the Volunteer Group hoped to protect the needy communities, i.e. elderly, disable people and young students from public schools, from the risk of spreading of virus inside the premises. It also demonstrated HKIA’s commitment of serving the community with our professional knowledge, which in turn would call for joint efforts from organizations with similar belief to cast an even greater positive impact to the society.

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