Skip to main content

Featured

270 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 270 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 116 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 154 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   Among the new cases, 31 are imported while the rest are locally infected.   Since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, 1,199,227 people have contracted the virus. One more patient passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave to 9,163.   Moreover, the Hospital Authority announced that a staff member of Haven of Hope Hospital’s catering department tested positive through a rapid antigen test on Thursday. Contact tracing revealed that four more employees from the same department who had dined or stayed in the same accommodation as the patient had also caught COVID-19. These four staff and seven other staff who have been identified as close contacts will be quarantined.   As a precautionary measure, the hospital’s catering department has temporarily suspended o

Insurance authority review welcomed

Financial Secretary Paul Chan today welcomed the publication of the first Annual Report of the Process Review Panel for the Insurance Authority.    Mr Chan said the panel plays an important role in enhancing the accountability of the authority in the exercise of its regulatory powers.   In its inaugural term, the panel conducted a comprehensive review of the internal procedures and operational guidelines of the authority through detailed examination of selected cases.    The process review panel selected and reviewed 30 cases, which straddled various regulatory functions of the authority, including complaint handling, authorisation of insurers, licensing of intermediaries and exercise of statutory power. It made a number of observations and recommendations to the authority for its consideration.   The report, which is the first one of the panel summarising its work and recommendations, is conducive to ensuring the authority exercises its regulatory powers in a fair and consistent manner.   The panel is an independent panel established with the approval of the Chief Executive.   The panel reviews and advises the authority on the adequacy of its internal procedures and operational guidelines governing the actions taken and operational decisions made by the authority and its staff in the performance of it regulatory functions.   Click here for the report.
http://dlvr.it/SB4kvb

Popular Posts