Health chief meets GD hospital reps

Secretary for Health Prof Lo Chung-mau met a delegation led by Guangdong Province Hospital Association President Prof Huang Li today to exchange views on deepening medical co-operation between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


At the meeting, Prof Lo introduced to the delegation the latest policy initiatives on cross-boundary medical collaboration put forward by the Hong Kong SAR Government, including the extension of coverage of the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme on the Mainland, cross-boundary medical services as well as high-quality healthcare talent training and exchange programmes.


He noted that the Hong Kong SAR Government attaches great importance to cross-boundary medical collaboration.


In his 2023 Policy Address, the Chief Executive adopted for the first time Cross-boundary Medical Collaboration as one of the subtitles and proposed a number of specific measures, including the establishment of the Greater Bay Area International Clinical Trial Institute to achieve concerted development in clinical trials with the Mainland; participation in and support to the internationalisation of national hospital accreditation standards; and the roll-out of the Elderly Health Care Voucher Greater Bay Area Pilot Scheme.


Prof Lo said: “Under the principle of complementarity and mutual benefits and on the premise of benefitting the healthcare development of both the Mainland and Hong Kong, the Hong Kong SAR Government has all along been working together with various counterparts on the Mainland in reinforcing co-operation on healthcare service developments with a view to levelling up the healthcare quality.


“Looking ahead, we will remain committed to fostering cross-boundary medical co-operation so as to propel the important national strategy of 'Healthy China' through concerted contribution.”

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