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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

Rules of GBA mediators unveiled

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) Mediator Accreditation Standards and the GBA Mediator Code of Conduct Best Practice were officially released and came into effect today, the Government announced.   The two set of rules were endorsed by the third Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Legal Departments Joint Conference on December 10.   The Government said the promulgation of the unified accreditation standards and code of conduct best practice for mediators in the GBA is a major milestone in Hong Kong's integration into the bay area development and fosters the professional development of the mediators there.   Enacted and published by the GBA Mediation Platform, the mediator accreditation standards will be implemented by the legal departments of the three places when formulating their accreditation rules.   The mediator code of conduct best practice, on the other hand, will serve as a reference and basis for the GBA mediation institutions when they develop their standards of professional code of conduct with due regard to the circumstances and operational needs.   Click here for details.
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