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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

CE mourns Fong Yun-wah

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of businessman Fong Yun-wah.   Mrs Lam said: “Mr Fong was not only a successful businessman, but also an outstanding and patriotic philanthropist."   She noted that in addition to making remarkable achievements in the business sector, Mr Fong was also committed to philanthropic causes, participating in innumerable charitable projects in the Mainland and Hong Kong.   Such projects covered education, medical services, aerospace technology, elderly and child care services, and community infrastructure, Mrs Lam added.   “Mr Fong dedicated his life to serving others and contributing to the community. His contributions were widely recognised at home and abroad and he commanded the respect of different sectors. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2018.   “I am saddened by the passing of Mr Fong. On behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family.”
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