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Govt showcases tech solutions

At the second edition of the InnoEX which started today, over 100 technology solutions, including those developed by government departments, are being showcased at the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).   Through interactive experiences and live demonstrations, the pavilion displays the fruitful achievements in advancing the development of innovation and technology (I&T) and smart city in Hong Kong brought about by the concerted efforts of the Government and various sectors, the OGCIO said.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Professor Sun Dong visited the pavilion today. They were briefed by Government Chief Information Officer Tony Wong on how the OGCIO promotes the active adoption of I&T among government departments and works in collaboration with the local I&T sector to put forward innovative solutions, with a view to empowering public services wit

Lo Chung-mau visits Dongguan

On day two of his Mainland trip, Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau, along with a delegation from Hong Kong, left Guangzhou for Dongguan to meet officials there and visit the Dongguan Tungwah Hospital.

 

The delegation today first met Dongguan Deputy Mayor Li Jun and Dongguan Municipal Health Bureau Director Zhang Qiaoli.

 

Prof Lo introduced Hong Kong’s latest healthcare developments to the two officials, then had a thorough exchange with them on issues such as the Elderly Health Care Voucher Greater Bay Area Pilot Scheme, optimisation of hospital management, improvement of public health and enhancement of healthcare service quality.

 

The health chief pointed out that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government endeavours to keep strengthening and deepening healthcare exchanges and co-operation with Mainland cities.

 

He explained that the goal is to promote healthcare development in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cities in a bid to enhance the service quality and efficiency, thereby contributing to the major national strategy of “Healthy China” through concerted efforts.

 

In the afternoon, the delegation visited the Dongguan Tungwah Hospital. The hospital was included in the pilot scheme as one of the pilot medical institutions by the Health Bureau last month.

 

Hong Kong elderly people who are eligible to receive vouchers under the scheme will be able to use the vouchers to pay for the outpatient healthcare services they receive at the hospital’s designated medical centres or medical service departments later this year.

 

Prof Lo returned to Hong Kong this afternoon.


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