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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

Green finance training supported

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government today launched the Pilot Green & Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme to encourage local practitioners and prospective practitioners to receive training related to green and sustainable finance.   It launched the scheme in response to the new trend of developing a low-carbon and sustainable economy.   The three-year pilot scheme is open for application by Hong Kong residents, who are market practitioners or prospective practitioners of green and sustainable finance ie students and graduates in relevant disciplines.   After completing eligible programmes, full-time student applicants can apply for a subsidy of up to 100% of the relevant fees, while others can reimburse up to 80% of the fees, subject to a ceiling of $10,000.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan said: “We are committed to developing Hong Kong into a regional hub for green and sustainable finance, and nurturing talent is a crucial task in supporting such development.   “The Government would launch the pilot scheme and earmark $200 million to provide subsidies to eligible people participating in the training, with a view to building up the local green and sustainable finance talent pool and thereby supporting the development of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong.”   So far, 19 programmes, provided by the professional and continuing education schools of local universities, professional institutions, international training providers etc, have been registered as eligible programmes under the scheme.   The list of will be updated from time to time, the Government added.
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