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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

Sharing session on welfare held

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun attended the sharing session on the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China for the social welfare sector today.   Mr Sun highlighted General Secretary Xi Jinping’s emphasis on the need to improve people's well-being in the course of pursuing development.   He also briefed the participants on various welfare initiatives in Hong Kong such as the On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services, the promotion of gerontechnology to enhance senior citizens’ quality of life and the Strive & Rise Programme that supports the upward mobility of secondary students   He said these measures aim to ensure people's access to childcare, education, employment, medical services, elderly care, housing, and social assistance.   Director of Social Welfare Charmaine Lee also took part in the sharing session while representatives of social welfare organisations spoke on their reflections on the training workshops as part of the event.
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