Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is always committed to providing quality medical service and public education to the community. With an aim to raise the public awareness of allergy, the team of Allergy Centre participated in Health Expo 2011 organised by Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8 to 10 June 2012.
Featuring educational panels, videos and interactive games, the booth provides extensive information on various common allergies and their treatments. In a simulated bedroom setting the major sources and breeding grounds of allergens, e.g. mites in bedding, are highlighted to heighten visitors’ awareness.
Besides, Dr. Tak Lee, Director of Allergy Centre and a renowned allergist, and Ms. June Chan, Senior Dietitian of Allergy Centre were present at the booth to answer questions on allergies such as asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis and food allergy, to correct common misconceptions and to share with the audience the proper ways of reading nutrition labels.