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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

COVID-19 jab incentives welcomed

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today said the Government would welcome incentives offered by corporations that can motivate people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.   While meeting the media after attending a radio programme this morning, Prof Chan was asked about a developer’s move to offer a flat for lucky draw by people who have received the jab.   The health chief emphasised that vaccination is an important intervention to control and prevent the epidemic situation.   “This is really something we should focus on, especially at this stage of our epidemic situation. It seems that from a number of surveys, there are people who are in the process of wait and see, that is they are probably contemplating whether they are going to get vaccinated or not, and haven't taken any action.   “In this regard, any intervention that is able to motivate people, the Government actually welcomes."   She added that COVID-19 vaccine incentives by more corporations and all employers are welcome as they help move people from thinking to actually taking action.
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