Cluster of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Pok Oi Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for the Pok Oi Hospital made the following announcement today (June 28):

     Three male patients (aged 72 to 89) in a Medicine and Geriatrics ward had been confirmed as carriers of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter since June 24. One of the patients has passed away due to his multiple underlying medical conditions, while the other two patients are currently under isolation with stable condition.
     The following enhanced infection control measures have been implemented according to the established guidelines:
  1. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of the ward concerned;
  2. Application of stringent contact precautions and enhanced hand hygiene for staff and patients; and
  3. Enhanced patient and environmental screening procedures.
     The cases have been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Centre for Health Protection for necessary follow-up. The hospital will continue to closely monitor the situation of the ward concerned.

Ends/Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:00