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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

Trading fund marks jubilee

Chief Secretary John Lee today officiated at a ceremony to commemorate the Electrical & Mechanical Services Trading Fund's 25th anniversary.   The ceremony was held at the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department Headquarters under the theme of “Co-innovate & Co-create Our Future”.   Addressing the occasion, Mr Lee said the trading fund has always been a role model for the industry and the Government’s innovation facilitator.   He pointed out that the fund’s financial performance over the past 25 years has been satisfactory, and there has been a steady growth of business. Overall revenue in the 2020-21 financial year increased significantly by more than threefold compared to earlier years.   Mr Lee added that he expected the trading fund to maintain the spirit of serving the public as the top priority and utilise innovation and technology (I&T) applications to help integrate Hong Kong into the national development.   The Chief Secretary also hoped the fund would strengthen collaboration with cities in the Greater Bay Area in electrical and mechanical (E&M) training and I&T to open up more development opportunities for younger generations.   Along with other guests, Mr Lee launched the Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities, an event jointly organised by the department and the Guangdong Provincial Association for Science & Technology to promote the application of semantic artificial intelligence in existing E&M systems of buildings.   The guests also officiated at the opening of the new E&M InnoFoyer on the ground floor of the department’s headquarters.
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