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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

6 factors to adjust civil service pay

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the Chief Executive-in-Council will consider a basket of six factors regarding civil service pay.   Ahead of today’s Executive Council meeting in the morning, Mrs Lam noted this year's pay trend survey results show that there is a positive rate, especially at the higher level of civil service positions.   However, she stressed that the survey is not the only consideration regarding the civil service pay annual adjustment.   “As the Secretary for Civil Service has repeatedly said in public, we have been practising this repeatedly in previous years that we do not just rigidly follow the pay trend survey results to adjust the civil service pay on an annual basis - there is a basket of six factors.   “We are still in this process. So for the time being, no decision has been made on adjustments to civil service pay in the 2022 pay adjustment exercise.”
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