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SFH on medical incident
     Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, at a media session at the Legislative Council Complex today (May 10):

Reporter: (About the new arrangement of the investigations.)

Secretary for Food and Health: The Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority (HA), Dr P Y Leung, has just given an interview to the media (on the investigation arrangement). In the past one or two days, I also got in touch with the management of the HA. I hope that through the new arrangement by the HA, we can improve both the independence and the accountability of the two investigations. As far as the clinical situation is concerned, the HA would now invite experts who are independent from the Kowloon East Cluster. This could include experts from other clusters as well as the universities. Regarding the investigation on the notification arrangement, I hope that the investigation panel can involve members of the HA Board so that the accountability level of the investigation can be independent from the management of the HA. Of course, I hope that we can also understand that the HA would need some time to invite appropriate members to join these two very important investigation panels. Perhaps they would need a few days' time before they can announce the membership of these two investigation panels.

Reporter: Is there a deadline for the HA to ...?

Secretary for Food and Health: When the HA is ready to announce the composition of two investigation panels, it would also inform the public about the time frame of the investigation.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:01
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