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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

Travel document measures set

The Immigration Department announced today that new measures will be introduced on November 29 for the application and collection of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region travel documents on the Mainland.   From that day, the Immigration Divisions of the five Mainland Offices of the Hong Kong SAR Government will not only process replacement applications for passports but also the first applications for passports as well as replacement applications for Documents of Identity for Visa Purposes and Re-entry Permits submitted by eligible applicants.        Eligible applicants holding valid Hong Kong permanent identity cards who submit a first or replacement application through the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices, or submit applications directly to the Immigration Department in person, by post, drop-in, through the Internet or the department’s mobile app, may choose to collect the Hong Kong SAR Passport in the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices.   Regarding the Document of Identity for Visa Purposes, eligible applicants on the Mainland may submit a replacement application at the Immigration Divisions of the Mainland Offices or by post to the Travel Documents & Nationality (Application) Section. Applicants may subsequently choose to collect the document at the Immigration Division of the Mainland Offices.        As for Re-entry Permits, eligible applicants on the Mainland may submit a replacement application in person through the Immigration Division of Mainland Offices. The applicant shall authorise a Hong Kong referee to pay the fee and collect the permit at the selected Immigration Branch Office on their behalf.   The aforesaid five Mainland Offices with the Immigration Divisions are the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in Beijing and the four Hong Kong Economic & Trade Offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangdong and Wuhan.        Call 2824 6111 for enquiries.
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