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The prevalence rate of hypertension in Hong Kong has risen progressively; according to figures obtained from the Department of Health, the number of patients hypertension has increased in recent years. It was estimated in 2014 that about 12.6% of Hong Kong citizens suffer from hypertension, mainly due to aging population, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and increased public awareness on diagnosis. Most patients are unaware of their own conditions since hypertension normally does not present any signs or symptoms. Yet poor management may precipitate illnesses such as coronary heart disease, stroke, dementia, kidney failure and retinal degeneration, all of which are potentially fatal.
In order to enhance public awareness on hypertension and the use of relevant medications, CU Community Health And Medication-safety Promotion Inter-school Outreach Network (CU CHAMPION) will collaborate with two chain community pharmacies in offering blood measurement service at 20 designated stores. In addition, on-site registered pharmacists will provide drug consultation service. This service serves as a continuation of May Measurement Month campaign - a research focusing on blood pressure management of global population - organized throughout the world by the International Society of Hypertension and the World Hypertension League. Through such service, CU CHAMPION aims to instill knowledge on hypertension and safe use of associated medications in members of the community, so that patients could seek medical assistance and modify lifestyle habits at an early stage, thereby reduce chances of developing hypertension-induced diseases.
Citizens may visit designated pharmacies for free-of-charge blood pressure measurement and on-site registered pharmacist consultation services from today onward until 31st May, 2018.
Community Pharmacies Offering Blood Pressure Measurement Services
Shop A, G/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, H.K.
Shop 420, City Plaza 1, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Island East, H.K.
G/F, Tung Sun Commercial Building, 194-200 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, H.K.
Shop B, G/F, 517 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, H.K.
Shop No. 2004 on Podium Level Two, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, H.K.
Shop No. 28, UG/F, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Shop Nos. 2199B-2199F, 2/F, Phase 1, Tuen Mun Town Plaza, 1 Tuen Shun Street, Tuen Mun, N.T.
Shop No. 2E-89A, Level 2, Sunshine City Plaza, Ma On Shan, N.T.
Shop 106a, Metropolis Plaza, 8 Lung Wan Street, Sheung Shui, N.T.
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2. Should there be any enquiries during measurement, please consult pharmacy staff.
3. Some pharmacies may have limited measurement quota, please contact respective stores for details.
4. CU CHAMPION will not be held liable for any disputes risen between clients and pharmacy staff during
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G/F & M/F, 205-207 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, H.K.
Shop 6C, Hoi Chu Court, Aberdeen Centre, Aberdeen, H.K.
Shop A on G/F & Shope B on G/F and B/M, Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, H.K.
Shop 135, 1/F, Block C, D B Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
Shop C, C1 & D, G/F, Kiu Hing Mansion, 14 King’s Road, North Point, H.K.
Shop 5, G/F & Basement, Hang Seng Building, 18 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Shop Unit G52, Telford Plaza I, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Shop No. R42 & R43, 3/F, Choi Yuen Plaza, Sheung Shui, N.T.
Shop Unit F20A, Luk Yeung Galleria, Tsuen Wan, N.T.
Shop M-15a, MTR Level, V City, 83 Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun, N.T.