9th June 2023 – (Shanghai) The Secretary for Health, Professor Lo Chung-mau, and his delegation began a three-day visit to Shanghai on June 9, with the aim of strengthening cooperation in healthcare between Hong Kong and Shanghai. The delegation called on the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission and visited the Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.
In the morning, the delegation visited Renji Hospital, which is the largest liver transplant centre on the Mainland and the largest international paediatric liver transplant centre. They met with the President and Deputy Party Secretary of the hospital, Mr Xia Qiang, and inspected the relevant healthcare services provided by the hospital. The delegation then toured the Huangpu District Dapuqiao Community Health Service Center to learn about the latest developments in Shanghai’s strengthened tiered diagnosis for enhancing the capacity of community healthcare services.
Later, Professor Lo met with the Party Secretary and Director of the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, Mr Wen Daxiang, to discuss the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong and the latest developments of various healthcare policies. They also exchanged views on issues covering healthcare talent exchange and training between Hong Kong and Shanghai, development of Chinese medicine, and control and prevention of infectious diseases.
Speaking about the visit, Professor Lo expressed his commitment to maintaining close ties with the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission with a view to deepening exchanges and cooperation between the two places in the healthcare aspect.