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Normal results for water samples in paediatric wards

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (November 13) announced that the lead levels in the water samples collected in the paediatric wards and milk kitchen of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) were within the acceptable level set out in the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).

     "Following the procedures advised by the Water Supplies Department, nine water samples were collected in the paediatric wards and milk kitchen of PYNEH," the HA spokesman said.

     "Water filters have been procured by the HA and are ready for installation in hospital premises if the lead levels in water samples are found to be above the acceptable level stipulated by the WHO.

     "According to risk assessment by toxicology experts and related specialists, water tests at this stage should be conducted in hospital paediatric wards with young children under the age of 6. The HA will continue to arrange water tests in other public hospitals accordingly," the spokesman said.

Ends/Friday, November 13, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:04


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