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SFH meets Singapore's Minister for Health (with photo)

     The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, today (December 3) met with the visiting Minister for Health of Singapore, Mr Gan Kim Yong, to exchange views on public medical and health issues and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster collaboration between the two places.

     At the meeting, Dr Ko briefed Mr Gan on Hong Kong's health-related policies and the work of the Food and Health Bureau. Officials of the two governments also exchanged views on issues relating to healthcare financing.

     The two parties also signed an MOU to enhance mutual co-operation on health-related issues and the exchange of personnel for short-term attachments, which will provide opportunities for the healthcare personnel of both sides to learn from each other and strengthen communication.

     Dr Ko said, "Hong Kong has been maintaining exchanges with Singapore on the medical and health fronts. Singapore's relevant policies and measures can serve as a useful reference. I hope that both parties can continue to strengthen co-operation and experience sharing, which will be beneficial to Hong Kong in developing healthcare measures befitting the needs of the community."

     During his stay in Hong Kong, Mr Gan will call on officials of the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority as well as visit the Centre for Health Protection and a geriatric day hospital.

Ends/Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:30


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