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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

Contact tracing yields more info

The Centre for Health Protection today confirmed further details of the itinerary of two local COVID-19 cases with the N501Y mutant strain resulting in more people being placed under compulsory quarantine.   Epidemiological investigations revealed that cases 11643 and 11672 attended a family gathering with relatives of case 11672 on April 13 at Fung Hing House of Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan.   Three of the attendees then had another gathering at their home at 37 Fuk Wing Street in Sham Shui Po, with cases 11773, 11793 and 11797 on April 18.   In accordance with the latest information, the centre has immediately arranged for the attendees of both gatherings to undergo compulsory quarantine.   People who had stayed at 37 Fuk Wing Street from April 15 to May 5 have to undergo compulsory testing before May 7.   The workplaces of two attendees of the above gathering will also be put under compulsory testing notices. They are Urban Bakery Works on 3/F, Landmark Atrium and Oliver's the Delicatessen on 2/F, Landmark Prince's.   For Fung Hing House, a compulsory testing notice was issued on May 3 due to the results of sewage sample tests.
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