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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

JoyYou Card service centres to open

Four temporary service centres will be set up on January 3, 2022, to assist eligible people aged 60 to 64 to apply for the JoyYou Card, the Government announced today.   The card is also open for application for people reaching the age of 60 within three months.   The JoyYou Card is a personalised Octopus card tailor-made for the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly & Eligible Persons with Disabilities.   People aged 60 to 64 must use the card to enjoy the $2 concessionary fare from February 27, 2022. So far about 516,600 applications have been received, representing about 85% of the population born between 1957 and 1961.   Eligible people who have yet to apply should submit their applications via the Octopus App before January 31.   The four temporary JoyYou Card Application Service Centres, set up by Octopus Cards Ltd, will start service from January 3 to help eligible people to submit applications or supplementary information.   The centres are located at room 3030, 30/F of Revenue Tower in Wan Chai, unit 1917-1918, 19/F of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok, conference room, 2/F of Hin Keng Neighbourhood Community Centre in Tai Wai and unit 401B, 4/F of Tin Ching Amenity & Community Building in Tin Shui Wai.   The centres will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
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