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SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

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SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
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SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

2024-05-27 18:16 Last Updated At:18:28

Scst champions athletes at olympic and paralympic games

The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, this afternoon (May 27) visited the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) to learn about the athletes' preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and to cheer for them.

Accompanied by the Commissioner for Sports, Mr Sam Wong, Mr Yeung toured various facilities at the HKSI, including the fencing hall, the table tennis hall, the fitness training centre and the swimming complex. The visiting officials exchanged views with athletes and coaches to learn about their training arrangements as well as the support provided by the HKSI, encouraging the athletes to give their best performance in the Games.

Mr Yeung said, "The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will soon be held in Paris. I hope the participating Hong Kong athletes will perform well. During their stay in Paris, I encourage them to have more exchanges and interactions with athletes of other delegations, demonstrating their sportsmanship and sharing the latest of Hong Kong.

"The Government successfully procured the broadcasting rights of the Paris Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong. Three local licensed television broadcasters and Radio Television Hong Kong will broadcast the Games in accordance with government requirements, allowing all Hong Kong citizens to watch the Games for free, and give support to Mainland and Hong Kong athletes. The arrangement is generally well received by all sectors of society, and is considered conducive to promoting sports development in Hong Kong. I look forward to watching the Games with everyone and supporting the athletes," he said.

The Paris Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be held July 26 to August 11 and August 28 to September 8 respectively. In addition to the HKSI's support, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau has set aside funds under the Arts and Sport Development Fund (Sports Portion) to support the athletes to prepare for and participate in the Games.

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SCST shows support for athletes participating in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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KWH updates on electricity supply system interruption incident

2024-06-20 23:49 Last Updated At:23:58

Kwong wah hospital works to repair electricity supply system after interruption incident, elective surgeries expected to resume gradually tomorrow

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

The spokesperson for Kwong Wah Hospital (KWH) made the following update today (June 20) regarding the electricity supply system interruption incident yesterday (June 19):

After the interruption of electricity supply system interruption yesterday, the hospital had immediately arranged contractor to repair the electricity supply system and investigate the incident overnight. The contractor today has replaced the malfunction components in the system and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department is now conducting independent testing, with a view to assure the electricity supply system to be safe and stable after repair. It is expected that the previously affected elective surgery services will be gradually resumed tomorrow (June 21).

The spokesperson for KWH stated, "Preliminary investigation by the contractor who installed the electricity supply system revealed that there was a malfunction of the control components in the uninterrupted power supply system which is the third tier backup power supply source and this malfunction affected the operation of the third tier backup power supply system in the operating theatres."

The spokesperson added that though the first tier power supply system and the second tier backup generators in the hospital were functioning normally, the hospital still decided to temporarily suspend operation of eight operating theatres for a comprehensive check up and system repair works, as a precautionary measure. The uninterrupted power supply system is the third tier backup power supply source of the operating theatres. When there were failures in the first and the second tier power supply simultaneity, it will be acting as a backup power supply to maintain operation of the essential medical equipment. Affected by the incident, 23 elective surgeries originally scheduled for today needed to be postponed and two elective surgeries needed to be transferred to another unaffected operating theatres. The two surgeries were both performed uneventfully.

During the interruption of electricity supply yesterday, one ongoing surgery was needed to transfer to another unaffected operating theatre. Doctor discovered today that one surgical wound on the patient was found having leakage. After clinical examinations, the condition was confirmed to be a known complication of that surgery and the changing of the operating theatres did not affect the patient's condition. Doctors performed another operation to manage the patient's surgical wound and had explain to the patient's relatives.

The spokesperson said, "KWH has instructed the contractor to repair the electricity supply system as soon as possible, so as to resume normal power supply in the hospital. The Hospital Authority has requested the contractor to perform full investigation and submit report. If necessary, the Hospital Authority will seriously claim liability against the contractors in accordance with the terms of the contract."

Safety of patients is KWH's utmost concern. The hospital will adopt all feasible measures to resume the normal operation of the elective surgery of the operating theatres as soon as possible. All other clinical services in the hospital, including emergency surgery, inpatient services and Accident and Emergency service remained unaffected.

KWH expressed apologies to the affected patients again. Investigation will be carried out to look into the incident. The hospital also invited relevant government departments to give advice so as to ensure the electricity supply system of the operating theatres to be safer and more stable.

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