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Elderly centre voucher scheme opens

The Social Welfare Department has invited elderly people to join a scheme that allows them to choose an accredited residential care home that serves their needs.

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Welfare cases drop 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped to 236,530 in January, down 0.2% on December, the Social Welfare Department says.

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2nd cancer screening phase to start

The Department of Health will launch the second phase of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Programme on February 27, inviting 250,000 Hong Kong residents born between 1949 and 1951 to join.

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Prenatal care app to launch

The Hospital Authority will launch a mobile app on prenatal care.

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H5N6 rumours dispelled

The Centre for Health Protection has dismissed rumours that human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been identified in Hong Kong.

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Mainland H7N9 patient dies

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of three human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including one death, on the Mainland.

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Flower show photos invited

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department is inviting applications for the Hong Kong Flower Show photography contest.

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HK Games pledging ceremony held

A pledging ceremony for the 6th Hong Kong Games has been held at the Kowloon Park Sports Centre.

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Dangerous tree removed

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department has removed an Old & Valuable Tree from a slope in Lei Yue Mun Park, as it was in danger of collapsing.

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Gov't preparing H7 precautions

The Government will take multiple measures to deal with the increased risk of avian influenza infection.

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More marry on Valentine's Day

The Immigration Department has registered more than 200 Valentine’s Day marriages in Hong Kong.

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Sichuan H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of two human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) in Sichuan.

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Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has learned of three human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland.

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Elderly centre website launched

The Social Welfare Department has launched a website for the public to learn about the services provided by the more than 730 elderly centres in Hong Kong.

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MERS cases monitored

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring 17 newly reported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Saudi Arabia.

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Gov't aids mental illness patients

The Government attaches great importance to the provision of health services for mental illness sufferers, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says.

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Intangible heritage items broached

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office has launched a consultation to gauge public views on 10 items recommended for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong.

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Pregnant women policy to stay

The Government has no intention to relax or abolish the zero-quota policy for "doubly non-permanent resident pregnant women".

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CS kicks off HK marathon

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has started this year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Retirement protection proposals discussed

The Poverty Commission has discussed retirement protection policy proposals at its meeting.

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