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DH invites proposals for Outreach Dental Care Programme for the Elderly
     The Department of Health (DH) today (May 5) invited the submission of proposals for service provision under the Outreach Dental Care Programme for the Elderly (ODCP).
     Launched in October 2014, a total of 22 outreach dental teams from 11 non-governmental organisations have been set up under the ODCP, which aims to:
  1. Provide free dental care services to the elderly at residential care homes and day care centres/units, including those in need and considered by the attending dentist as suitable for further curative treatment;
  2. Promote the importance of oral care and oral health to the elderly, their family members and caregivers; and
  3. Provide oral care training to caregivers in residential care homes and day care centres/units for the elderly to enhance their ability and knowledge in providing daily oral care services for elderly people.

     The current service year will run until September 30, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit applications for the new service period from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2021. Applicants must meet all of the following essential requirements:
  1. A non-profit-making entity and exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112);
  2. Operating at least one dental clinic for the public at the application closing date; and
  3. Comply with requirements under section 12 of the Dentists Registration Ordinance (Cap 156) at the application closing date.
     The Government will assess the proposals from interested applicants in accordance with the requirements specified in the invitation document, their track record and experience in operating dental clinic(s) and outreach dental services to the public.
     Interested applicants can collect a set of invitation documents from the DH's ODCP Management Unit at 147A Argyle Street, Kowloon, or request a copy by e-mail (seo_odcp@dh.gov.hk).

     Applications should reach the DH at Room 52, 17/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, at or before 9.30am on June 16, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. For enquiries, please call the ODCP Management Unit (2515 2039).
Ends/Friday, May 5, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
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