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Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women extended for two weeks
     The Home Affairs Department (HAD), partnering with the Board of Directors of Yan Chai Hospital (YCHB), launched the Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women on August 10 to provide a voluntary one-off free virus testing service for pregnant women. As there are remaining quotas, the HAD announced today (August 15) that the programme is extended for two weeks until August 29 to benefit more pregnant women in need. The service will be centralised and provided in Yan Chai Hospital Multi-Services Complex.
     YCHB will centralise the distribution of registration forms and throat swab self-sampling kits to pregnant women (or family members who collect the kits on their behalf) at Yan Chai Hospital Fong Yock Yee Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (Address: G/F, Yan Chai Hospital Multi-Services Complex, 18 Yan Chai Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories). A certificate of pregnancy from the participant is required to be shown upon collection of the self-sampling kit. The forms and samples for testing must be returned with the certificate for verification on the following day. The testing agency, Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Limited, will issue a report of the test result to each pregnant woman upon request to facilitate their admission to hospital or their delivery arrangements. YCHB will send the report to the participants by mail.
     For details on the Testing Programme, please contact YCHB between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday (hotline: 6289 4097).
Ends/Saturday, August 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:30
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