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Hands-on approach to mental illness

With the aim of combatting the fear and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, Castle Peak Hospital’s Mind Space museum enables visitors to experience hallucinations, similar to the sensory experiences mentally ill patients encounter, by way of rooms that utilise virtual reality (VR) technology.   A group of secondary students recently embarked on a journey through Mind Space after registering and receiving patient wristbands. This unique mental health experience museum provided them with a comprehensive understanding of the development of psychiatric services in Hong Kong.   Displays in the museum showcase intriguing relics, including the evolution of restraints and handwritten patient records. Additionally, the students were given the opportunity to explore a mock protection room designed to provide a calming environment for patients.   Furthermore, students could learn about the scientific aspects behind the causes of mental illness at the Brain Tour zone. One of the

2m vaccine doses administered

About 2,010,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,193,600 people receiving their first dose and about 816,700 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 515,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 678,500 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 376,900 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 439,800 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 5,200 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 4,400 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 7,800 people received their first dose at community vaccination centres (CVCs) and about 8,400 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at CVCs is about 96%, the same as for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 3,800 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 8,400 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, six people were sent to hospitals.
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