FS visits Tsuen Wan District (with photos)

     The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, visited Tsuen Wan District this afternoon (September 27) and met with members of the Tsuen Wan District Council (TWDC) to get updates on the latest developments of the district. He also visited healthcare and community facilities in the district.

     He first had a meeting with the Chairman of the TWDC, Mr Chung Wai-ping, and other members of the TWDC to exchange views on issues of concern to the community.

     Accompanied by the District Officer (Tsuen Wan), Miss Jenny Yip, and the Vice Chairman of the TWDC, Mr Wong Wai-kit, Mr Chan visited the Sane Centre operated by Hong Kong Children & Youth Services. He chatted with several youths to hear about their stories and learn more about their lives after quitting drugs. Mr Chan encouraged them to maintain a positive attitude and a healthy lifestyle, work hard to integrate into society and live a meaningful life. 

     Managed by professional social workers and medical staff, the Centre provides drug prevention education, rehabilitation and drug counselling services in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing.

     Mr Chan then visited Yan Chai Hospital and the Yan Chai Hospital - Hong Kong Baptist University Chinese Medicine Centre for Training and Research (Yan Chai). The Hospital provides acute and extended care services, and is also one of the total joint replacement service centres in Hong Kong. The Hospital has also been enhancing its Chinese medicine services, such as using a computer database at its Chinese Medicine Centre for management of patient records and extending its acupuncture service to elderly centres in the district.
     He thanked the Hospital's staff for their dedication in providing quality healthcare services to Hong Kong citizens.  To cope with an ageing population, the Government has set aside $200 billion for a 10-year hospital development plan for the redevelopment and expansion of a number of hospitals, in order to upgrade healthcare facilities as well as services. 

Ends/Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:47