Let’s Provide Free Medical Consultation
There is a shortage of healthcare manpower in Hong Kong, and it is a well-known fact that the doctors of the public hospitals are facing long working hours and tremendous pressure, hence, not an easy career path. There is, however, a group of future doctors who are determined to walk into community to provide medical services, before the start of their heavy work life. They are committed to return the favour to the general public, with a view to promoting good health to all people.
LEE Kong-ngai, Paul, is a year-5 student of the School of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He founded “the Association of Doctors for Social Responsibility” in 2016. Paul hopes that being the convenor, he can bring together a group of doctors, medical students and even aspiring secondary school students, to enter the community to provide medical services. After a year of preparation, he and several fellow medical students ran a campaign called “Hong Kong Health Exhibition” in September 2017. They try to work with different district groups, with the local organisations providing venues and supplies, and inviting neighbours to participate. The medical students will make use of their medical knowledge to do health checks such as measuring blood pressure, blood glucose, etc., and provide related medical services for the people in need.
Paul and his working partners hope to promote the concept of “doctors in the community”, so that people can understand their health condition through the free medical services. If there are problems, they can seek medical treatment as early as possible.