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Healthcare enters new chapter

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said primary healthcare development has entered a new chapter under the efforts of the current-term Government.   Mrs Lam made the statement at the District Health Centre - New Journey in Primary Healthcare Ceremony, noting that she advocated in her first Policy Address in 2017 the setting up of District Health Centres (DHCs) that are operated in a brand new mode with a view to enhancing public awareness on preventive healthcare and personal health management through community networks.   To date, DHCs or DHC Expresses have started service in 14 districts. The DHCs will be extended to cover the remaining four districts of Wong Tai Sin, Yuen Long, Southern District and Tsuen Wan, in the next few months.   Mrs Lam noted that upon their presence in all 18 districts within this year, the DHCs and DHC Expresses will serve as the important hardware for promoting the collaboration of primary healthcare services.   She also pointed out that the Food &am

4 imported COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   The cases involve four women aged between 25 and 38 who arrived from Indonesia and India.   Meanwhile, the centre reminded people who live or work in the same building as the residence of local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain and had been released from the quarantine centres that they will be subject to compulsory testing on days three, seven, 12 and 19 counting from the day on which the confirmed case left the building.   They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day.   Relevant people of Tower 11, Carmel Cove, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung and Block R, Allway Gardens in Tsuen Wan should undergo compulsory testing tomorrow, it emphasised.   A total of 71 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including 11 local ones, of which one has an unknown infection source.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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