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Hospital Authority welcomes arrival of Mainland Chinese medicine experts (with photo)
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (November 16) announced that two experienced Mainland Chinese medicine (CM) experts under the "Greater Bay Area CM Visiting Scholars Programme" (the programme) have arrived in Hong Kong and obtained limited registration from the CM Council of Hong Kong. They will provide clinical training services at selected public hospitals for local CM practitioners and will participate in research related work. The programme is planned for a duration of around one year.
     The relevant Mainland authorities have nominated three CM experts. Two experts, namely Chief Physician Xie Dongping and Associate Chief Physician Wu Guangping of the Intensive Care Unit have arrived in Hong Kong. Both CM experts had joined the Mainland medical support team to support Hong Kong health care team to fight the epidemic earlier this year.
     The HA Chairman, Mr Henry Fan, met with the two CM experts today and expressed his gratitude to them for coming to Hong Kong again. Mr Fan said, "Dr Xie and Dr Wu are experts in treating COVID-19 patients. They have solid experience in making use of CM to treat severe COVID-19 patients. We are very grateful to them for coming to Hong Kong to exchange with us. Their experience in fighting the epidemic will enrich our quality and capability to manage COVID-19 cases by CM practitioiners in Hong Kong, and will provide valuable experience for the development of the Intergrated Chinese-Western Medicine (ICWM) service model in the HA."
     The two CM experts, in the capacity of "visiting scholars", will attend to the ICWM services for managing COVID-19 severe cases in Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and provide clinical guidance for training CM practitioners in Hong Kong at the first stage.
     Mr Fan expressed his gratitude to the Mainland authories and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government for their staunch support to the programme, which has facilitated the two CM experts to come to Hong Kong, leading to considerable enhancement in CM development and the quality of healthcare servies in both mainland and Hong Kong. The HA will continue to capitalise on the Greater Bay Area development opportunities so as to strengthen the integration of medical services in Hong Kong and the Mainland to generate synergies and achieve mutual benefits.
     The HA will continue to arrange senior CM experts to come to Hong Kong for exchanges under the programme.
     In addition to actively pursuing the programme of the "GBA Healthcare Talents Visiting Programmes", the HA is also working on other exchange programmes, including the "GBA Visiting Doctors Progamme", the "GBA Specialty Nursing Knowledge-exchange Programme" and the "GBA Visiting Radiographer (Diagnostic) Programme". which are expected to commence gradually from end of this year to early next year.
Ends/Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 20:00
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The Hospital Authority Chairman, Mr Henry Fan (second left), and the Chief Executive, Dr Tony Ko (first left), today (November 16) met with Chief Physician Xie Dongping (second right) and Associate Chief Physician Wu Guangping (first right), and expressed heartfelt appreciation to them for coming to Hong Kong to participate in the "Greater Bay Area Chinese Medicine Visiting Scholars Programme".
The Hospital Authority Chairman, Mr Henry Fan (second left), the Chief Executive, Dr Tony Ko (first left), and the Director (Cluster Services), Dr Simon Tang (first right), today (November 16) accompanied Chief Physician Xie Dongping (third right), and Associate Chief Physician Wu Guangping (second right), to visit the Hospital Authority Head Office, where they took a photo with a souvenir from the Mainland medical support team.