(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Carrie Lam thanked the mainland expert group for inspecting and guiding the anti-epidemic work

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, March 4th. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, met on the 4th with Liang Wannian, the head of the expert group of the National Health Commission's New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Response Leading Group, and the mainland expert group led by him who arrived in Hong Kong this week.

Carrie Lam thanked the mainland experts for their non-stop meetings with relevant Hong Kong personnel after their arrival in Hong Kong. She also visited places such as homes for the elderly and public hospitals to conduct on-the-spot investigations on the SAR's anti-epidemic work and give guidance.

  According to the Information Service of the SAR Government, Carrie Lam thanked Liang Wannian for the close communication with the anti-epidemic team of the SAR for the past few days. Based on their experience in effectively fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the Mainland, and in light of the development of the epidemic in Hong Kong and the actual environment, they made pertinent proposals in various areas. pragmatic opinion.

Among them, given that there are currently tens of thousands of confirmed cases every day, she agrees with the expert opinion that the current priority of the SAR government is to concentrate medical resources on the most needy patients, strengthen the prevention of mild cases from turning into severe cases, and reduce severe cases and even deaths.

The Hospital Authority is gradually converting beds in suitable hospitals in its different clusters to receive confirmed patients, so as to concentrate healthcare manpower and resources to deal with the current increase in confirmed cases.

  During the meeting, the two sides also focused on discussing the large number of confirmed cases and deaths in the fifth wave of the epidemic among residents of residential care homes for the elderly and people with disabilities.

The SAR Government fully agrees with the opinion of the Mainland expert group, and is stepping up the vaccination of residents in residential care homes. It is concentrating its efforts to mobilize more public and private medical staff to form outreach teams to all residential homes to vaccinate residents who are suitable but have not yet been vaccinated. Strengthen protection to reduce the risk of severe illness and death if infected.

The SAR Government will also give priority to arranging the infected elderly to special community isolation and treatment facilities, and the elderly in stable condition will also be transferred to respite care centers by the Hospital Authority, so as to relieve the pressure on hospitals and residential care homes.

  Carrie Lam said that the central government has so far sent three groups of experts to Hong Kong to help the SAR government in-depth study of the development of the epidemic under the severe epidemic situation in Hong Kong, and to strengthen the measures of "early detection, early isolation and early treatment". She would like to represent the SAR government and the whole of Hong Kong. Citizens express their heartfelt thanks.

The steady stream of support from the state fully demonstrates the central government's care and the institutional advantages of "one country, two systems", giving a boost to Hong Kong's anti-epidemic work.

She will continue to lead the SAR government to take the main responsibility and stabilize and control the fifth wave of the epidemic as soon as possible.