SFH to visit Guangdong (with photos)

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow, will leave today (November 17) for a two-day visit to Guangdong Province. He will meet Mainland officials responsible for health and food policies and visit the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital.

     Dr Chow will visit the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital to learn about the hospital management, its development and its scope of services. The hospital is the first medical establishment set up jointly by the Shenzhen authorities and the University of Hong Kong. The hospital will have a maximum capacity of 2,000 patient beds five years after it commences operation, and will be the largest hospital in its area in terms of scale. The hospital will serve as a platform for the medical service sectors of the two places to share their experiences and knowledge in areas such as medical services, manpower training and hospital management.  

     Dr Chow will call on the Director of the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Ms Li Yanhui, tomorrow morning (November 18) to forge closer co-operation and exchange between the two places in food safety as well as inspection and quarantine.

     Dr Chow will also meet with the Director-General of the Guangdong Food and Drug Administration, Mr Chen Yuansheng, and the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Health of Guangdong Province, Dr Liao Xinbao, to exchange views on medical and health issues and foster further co-operation between the two sides. Areas for discussion will include training for quality management of drugs and progress in the opening of the Mainland health-care service market for the Hong Kong medical sector.

    Before returning to Hong Kong tomorrow night, Dr Chow will visit Nansha to tour medical services projects there.

Ends/Thursday, November 17, 2011
Issued at HKT 13:31