Lo Chung-mau begins Shanghai visit

June 9, 2023

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau and his delegation started a three-day visit in Shanghai today by calling on the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission and visiting the Renji Hospital.
While examining the Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in the morning, the delegates met the hospital’s President and Deputy Party Secretary Xia Qiang.
They also had the opportunity of inspecting the healthcare services provided by the hospital, which is the largest liver transplant centre on the Mainland and the largest international paediatric liver transplant centre.
The group then proceeded to tour the Huangpu District Dapuqiao Community Health Service Center where they learnt about the latest developments in Shanghai's strengthened tiered diagnosis for enhancing the capacity of community healthcare services.
Prof Lo went on to meet Shanghai Municipal Health Commission Party Secretary and Director Wen Daxiang and briefed him on the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong and the latest developments of various healthcare policies, including the Primary Healthcare Blueprint released last year that set out a range of development directions and strategies in strengthening the city’s primary healthcare system.
Moreover, the two parties discussed and exchanged views on issues covering healthcare talent exchange and training between Hong Kong and Shanghai, the development of Chinese medicine, and the control and prevention of infectious diseases.
Prof Lo said: “I, together with the health department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, shall continue to maintain close ties with the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, with a view to deepening exchanges and co-operation of the two places in the healthcare aspect.”

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