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CS promotes support for DC election

With only 11 days left before the District Council (DC) election, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung today visited the Queensway Government Offices to promote the election to colleagues and urge them to vote with family and friends on December 10.   Also joining the visit were representatives from the four civil service central consultative councils and the four major service-wide staff unions.   Mr Chan said civil servants are determined to organise a decent DC election and have encouraged colleagues to vote together with friends and relatives, so as to discharge their civic responsibility as well as support and accomodate the Government's governance.   “I have visited and talked to colleagues from various government departments in the hope of continuing to widely disseminate the important message of supporting the DC election and voting together among civil servants,” he added.   The DC geographical constituencies, inform

Chronic disease scheme starts

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau officiated at the kick-off ceremony of the Chronic Disease Co-Care Pilot Scheme today and called on eligible citizens to join the plan.


Apart from pointing out that the pilot scheme is the first major initiative set out in the Primary Healthcare Blueprint, Prof Lo explained that with government subsidises, members of the public only need to pay an affordable co-payment amount to receive screening and follow-up services in the private healthcare sector with respect to diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HT).


He noted that the Government will make the best use of the community healthcare networks with District Health Centres (DHCs) as the hub for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and establishment of a family doctor system.


Starting today, the DHCs and DHC Expresses (DHCE) located across the 18 districts in the city will assist Hong Kong residents aged 45 or above with no known medical history of DM or HT to register for the pilot scheme.


More than 400 family doctors have joined the scheme, involving nearly 30 healthcare organisations and covering 600 service points.


Upon enrolment as a DHC or DHCE member and giving consent to enrol in the Electronic Health Record Sharing System (eHealth), eligible citizens will be assisted by the DHC/DHCE to pair with a family doctor of their choice.


The list of family doctors participating in the scheme is also available on the pilot scheme’s dedicated website for public reference.


Call 2157 0500 for enquiries.

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