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Health chief visits Eastern Hospital

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau today visited Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital to get an update on the service of public hospitals.        He toured the hospital’s specialist outpatient clinic, medical ward, accident and emergency department and hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre, followed by a meeting with its management and frontline healthcare staff to learn about the service demands and manpower deployment.        Prof Lo said: "Having gone through the anti-epidemic work in the past three years, Hong Kong is on the road to full normalcy. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all healthcare staff for their efforts in performing duties and working tirelessly amidst immense work pressure to safeguard the city's healthcare system.”            Noting that Hong Kong will see a sharp rise in the number of travellers with the full resumption of normal travel with the Mainland, Prof Lo said the Government will closely monitor the development of the CO

Teresa Cheng signs legal pact

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng today signed a memorandum of understanding on the administration of the Legal Talent Recruitment Scheme (Trainee Solicitors).   The memorandum was signed with Law Society of Hong Kong President Melissa Pang.   Funded by the Anti-epidemic Fund, the scheme provides the monthly salary subsidy of $6,800 for a maximum of 12 months to each eligible law firm for one newly created job opening for a trainee solicitor, with up to 130 new job openings for trainee solicitors in total.   The scheme will not only create new job opportunities during the pandemic, but also ensure a steady and sufficient supply of legal talents in alignment with the Government’s policy objectives to advance the rule of law.   The Government also aims to strengthen Hong Kong’s development as a centre for international legal and dispute resolution services under the National 14th Five-Year Plan and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development plan.   The scheme will be open for application from July 5 to November 5.   The Law Society will be responsible for processing and assessing the applications, as well as arranging the subsidy’s disbursement.   Ms Cheng expressed her appreciation to the Law Society for developing and administering the scheme, which is expected to benefit young professionals and the legal sector in general.
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