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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

Tuen Mun centre for minorities opens

The Home Affairs Department announced that a new support service centre for ethnic minorities in Tuen Mun commenced operation today.   The department explained that the ONE Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities, operating under its funding grant, will provide a wide range of support services for ethnic minorities to enable their early integration into the community.    Such services include Cantonese and English language classes, after-school tutorial classes, dedicated programmes for ethnic minority youths, orientation and familiarisation programmes for newly arrived ethnic minorities, as well as integration activities, counselling and referral services.   The centre will also provide other services to help ethnic minorities in accessing public services, including Internet access and distribution of multilingual service guidebooks and leaflets on services provided by the Government and non-profit-making organisations.   The centre is located on the first floor of Esplanade Place at 101 Yip Wong Road and has a floor area of about 415 sq m. Except for public holidays, the centre operates six days a week from 9am to 9pm and closes on Tuesdays.   The new Tuen Mun centre will be jointly operated by the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service and the New Home Association.   The SHINE Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities in Tuen Mun ceased operation today.
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