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Hywin Holdings and FactSet Launch Global Health Care Index

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Govt to review residential child care by September

Welfare minister Law Chi-kwong on Friday said the government expects to complete its review of residential child care services in September, following alleged abuse at a foster home in Prince Edward. The government said manpower arrangements, staff training and internal monitoring mechanisms will all be examined by a review committee...

Care homes unhappy with Covid warning letters

A care home trade representative said on Friday the industry feels hard done by after 129 facilities received warning letters from the government for failing to report daily Covid infections to the authorities. Under a new rule, all 1,100 elderly and disabled homes in Hong Kong are required to report...

Care home visits to resume for the double-jabbed

The government is relaxing its ban on visitors at residential care homes, with the Social Welfare Department announcing on Friday that it will put in place a restricted visiting arrangement starting on May 13. The department said the decision was based on consideration of the latest epidemic situation. Visitors must...

Over 2,000 import workers to join private care homes

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Law Chi-kwong, said on Sunday that the government had approved the import of more than 2,000 workers to work at private care homes amid a staff shortage caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The government announced on March 1 that it would ease requirements for...

Govt task force to help care homes tackle Covid

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong said on Saturday that the government would set up an inter-departmental task force to help care homes deal with the pandemic, as he admitted to shortcomings in tackling the fifth Covid wave. Speaking at the government's daily Covid briefing, he said the task...

Govt to arrange BioNTech jabs in care homes

The Elderly Services Association said on Friday that the Social Welfare Department will arrange outreach teams to inoculate elderly people in care homes with BioNTech coronavirus jabs. On an RTHK programme, the association’s chairman, Kenneth Chan, said it is good that both Sinovac and BioNTech jabs will now be available...

‘Efforts in care homes failed to keep up with Covid’

Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong on Monday conceded that anti-epidemic efforts in care homes have failed to keep up with the Covid-19 outbreak. The minister was responding to government adviser Yuen Kwok-yung, who said care homes are the weakest link in Hong Kong's fight against Covid. Yuen, who is a microbiologist,...

All eligible care home residents jabbed: Patrick Nip

The minister in charge of Hong Kong's Covid-19 vaccination drive says the authorities have met their target of giving the first dose of the Covid vaccine to all eligible elderly care home residents in Hong Kong. Civil service chief Patrick Nip said they'd set a target for their vaccine outreach...

‘120 mainland carers hired to look after elderly’

Labour Secretary Law Chi-kwong said on Sunday that the government has so far hired around 120 temporary carers from the mainland to look after the elderly amid the latest outbreak. The minister announced late last month that the government was hiring 1,000 temporary workers from the mainland to take care...

Care home staff not forced to leave families: govt

Labour minister Law Chi-kwong said on Thursday that it is not mandatory for care home staff to live away from their families in order to be allowed to go to work. The government on Wednesday announced a so-called closed-loop system under which carers will sleep in hotels and take designated...

HK reports 37,529 new Covid cases and 220 more deaths

Hong Kong on Saturday reported 37,529 new coronavirus cases and 220 Covid-related deaths. All but six of the new infections were locally transmitted, and more than 420,000 people have already been confirmed with Covid since the fifth wave erupted. Even though Saturday’s infection figure was down from those of recent...

Kai Tak cruise terminal to house Covid patients

The government says parts of the Kai Tak cruise terminal will be turned into an isolation and holding centre for elderly Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms. Labour and welfare chief Law Chi-kwong said on Friday that it will also house those who have recovered but cannot return home or to...

Infected care home residents also need jabs: expert

A government vaccine adviser, Lau Yu-lung, said on Friday that elderly care home residents should be vaccinated even if they have already been infected with Covid. Lau’s University of Hong Kong colleague, microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, said on Thursday that medical teams should be sent to care homes to vaccinate elderly...

Gap between 2nd dose and booster cut for over 60s

The minister in charge of Hong Kong's vaccination drive, Patrick Nip, says from Saturday, people aged 60 and above will be able to book a booster shot only three months after their second dose. Government expert advisers had earlier recommended shortening the minimum interval between the second and third doses...