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Update on cluster of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter cases in Pok Oi Hospital
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     Regarding an earlier announcement on a cluster of patients confirmed to be carriers of Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA) in a Medicine and Geriatrics ward, the spokesperson for Pok Oi Hospital gave the following update today (July 13): 

     In accordance with the prevailing guidelines, the hospital commenced contact tracing and confirmed one more patient, an 83-year-old male, as a carrier of MDRA. He is currently hospitalised under isolation with stable condition. 

     The following enhanced infection control measures have continued to be 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/Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:34
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