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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

More testing institutions recognised

The number of medical testing institutions for taking a COVID-19 nucleic acid test in Guangdong Province that are mutually recognised by the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments will be increased from 54 to more than 700 from September 15.   The expanded list of testing institutions will be applicable to the current Return2hk Scheme as well as the Come2hk Scheme which will be launched on September 15.   The public can access the list of medical testing institutions in Guangdong through the nucleic acid testing organisation enquiry function on the State Council Portal Mini Program or on its official website.   Relevant medical testing institutions will upload the nucleic acid test results of those who have been tested to the Yuekang code system.   Travellers who are planning to enter Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme or the Come2hk Scheme from September 15 can use the results as valid proof of a negative nucleic acid test result.
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