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Avian flu caution urged

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says he is very concerned about the threat from avian and seasonal influenza.

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Excellent youths commended

Forty-five youths under guardianship have been commended for their remarkable achievements and improvements in academic studies, conduct, sports, arts and provision of services to others.

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Sports ground study conducted

The consultation on the redevelopment of Wan Chai Sports Ground has been conducted, Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah says.

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Robust healthcare system pursued

The Government will work to provide a robust healthcare system for Hong Kong, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Stable food supply ensured

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has met with a Mainland delegation to discuss food safety and supply during the Lunar New Year. 

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Fund plan to aid cultural district

The new financial arrangement for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, announced in the 2017 Policy Address, will provide sustained funding for the construction and operation of its facilities, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Betty Fung says.

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Elderly protection enhanced

The Government will provide a higher monthly allowance of $3,435 per person under the Old Age Living Allowance for eligible elderly in more financial need.

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More funds to boost district projects

The Government will provide an additional $100 million from the next financial year to enable District Councils to further implement or sponsor community involvement projects, Chief Executive CY Leung says.

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Medical measures to meet demand

Chief Executive CY Leung has announced in his 2017 Policy Address a series of measures in the medical field to meet the challenges of an ageing population and the public’s rising expectations.

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$20b for venue development

Chief Executive CY Leung has pledged $20 billion to build new, and revamp existing, sports and recreation facilities.

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More care, support set for the elderly

The Government will support the elderly who are discharged from public hospitals or who have mild or moderate impairment.

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Rice passes safety check

Samples of suspected fake rice recently collected from restaurants have passed Centre for Food Safety checks.

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Psych-unit security to be upgraded

The Hospital Authority will hold an urgent meeting with the heads of hospital psychiatric units to develop measures to protect patients following recent sexual assaults.

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Welfare subsidies to rise

Allowances under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and Social Security Allowance schemes will be increased from February 1, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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Rehab complex construction starts

The Social Welfare Department has started construction of its Integrated Rehabilitation Services Complex in Kwun Tong.

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Disabled thespians thrive

Hand in Hand Capable Theatre lets the disabled learn acting and perform on stage alongside able-bodied people. It aims to unleash the hidden potential of the disabled and promote an inclusive society.

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New function added to TouchMed

The Hospital Authority has launched a new barcode scanning function in its mobile app "TouchMed" to provide instant information on drugs.

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Women's Commission members named

Five new members have been appointed to the Women's Commission for a two-year term from Janurary 15.

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Soft drink fails safety check

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive benzoic acid in a canned soft drink.

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5 Dengue cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions against Dengue fever as five new imported cases have been confirmed.

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