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Elderly services blueprint unveiled

The Labour & Welfare Bureau has released the Elderly Services Programme Plan which proposes four strategic directions and 20 recommendations for the future development of elderly services.

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Imperial relics to go on show

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has opened an exhibition of relics from the Hall of Mental Cultivation.

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Psychiatric services enhanced

The Hospital Authority will strengthen its psychiatric specialist out-patient services by strengthening manpower and cross-sector collaboration, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Police to probe gift pack message

The Home Affairs Department has reported the circulation of a false WhatsApp message regarding government gift packs to Police.

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$1.9m set for cyclone victims

The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee has approved $1.909 million in aid for the Adventist Development & Relief Agency, China, to help cyclone victims in Bangladesh.

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Qing heritage to go on display

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold an exhibition from June 27 to July 9 displaying illustrations connected with the 60th birthday celebration for Empress Dowager Chongqing.

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Elderly dental scheme to expand

The Elderly Dental Assistance Programme will be expanded from July 3 to cover Old Age Living Allowance recipients aged 70 or above, the Community Care Fund secretariat announces.

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More anniversary events to be held

A fireworks display, two exhibitions and two street carnivals are the highlight Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 20th anniversary celebration events this week.

 

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Sports park works set for 2018

The Government will go into the tendering process for the Kai Tak Sports Park project with the aim to start construction in the middle of next year.

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Flu jab campaign to launch

This year’s seasonal influenza programmes will be launched in October and November, the Centre for Health Protection announces.

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Qing treasures to be displayed

More than 200 sets of precious exhibits from Beijing’s Palace Museum will be displayed at the Museum of History from July 2 to October 9.

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$4.6m for drought victims

The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee has approved $4.6 million in aid for Amity Foundation Hong Kong to help drought victims in Ethiopia.

 

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Illegal hawking charge dropped

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has decided to withdraw the charge of illegal hawking against an elderly woman, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Lau Kong-wah visits Sha Tin

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has visited elderly and needy families in Sha Tin as part of the Celebrations for All project. 

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Nursing course applications open

The Social Welfare Department is inviting applications for two nursing courses.

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Elderly expo attracts 43,000

The Gerontech & Innovation Expo & Summit has concluded, seeing more than 43,000 people attend the three-day event.

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A&E services under watch

The Government is monitoring demand at accident and emergency departments in public hospitals following the adjustment of service fees.

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More anniversary activities this week

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will stage a planning exhibition, a museum festival and a lantern display in coming days to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment.

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Anniversary invite for ethnic minorities

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah has launched a series of activities for ethnic minorities to participate in celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Lau Kong-wah to attend SZ festival

Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah will attend a cultural exchange festival in Shenzhen on June 18.

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