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How Can I Get Access to Public Health Care and Medical Service? Which One Should I Go To?

“Should I go to the government clinic or emergency room? I heard that the waiting time is very long…” “Am I entitled to the service in public hospitals? What documents should I bring?” You may have the above questions when trying to figure out where you can go for medical check-ups and treatment during your employment contract in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong health care system runs on a dual-track basis with ...

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14 Precautions You Should Take to Prevent Coronavirus Infection

The coronavirus "2019-nCoV", a.k.a  "Wuhan pneumonia", which outbreak started off in Wuhan, a city in mainland China, during December 2019, has now spread to other countries. For the real-time update of the numbers of confirmed cases, please see here. credit: Johns Hopkins CSSE As of 28 January 2020, there are 8 known cases in Hong Kong. The diagnosed patients were admitted and quarantined in hospitals. However, it is the coronavirus is airborne ...

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Measles Vaccination for Hong Kong Domestic Helpers

The Hong Kong government is providing free measles vaccination (“Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccines” (MMR vaccine)) services to foreign domestic helpers. Helpers can receive injections at designated clinics and group/ outreach vaccination activities through outsourced private medical organisations. Eligibility to receive free measles vaccinations People with medical proof of immunity (i.e. tested positive for measles immunoglobulin G) are not required to receive MMR vaccination. Foreign domestic helpers working in Hong Kong ...

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Keeping Your Family Safe During Hot Weather

Hot weather can be particularly harsh on both children and elderly as their bodies are less efficient at regulating temperature. So how to make sure they always are safe in summer and how to recognize first signs of dehydration and sunstrokes? Here are our tips for hot days that you and your domestic helper should know. At home Home is the place where your family will spend most of their time, although ...

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Five Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Hot Weather

As summer is looming, most of us are already dreading the hot temperatures. One of the main annoyances is definitely managing to sleep under elevated temperatures. Although the ideal sleeping temperature differs for each of us, research has shown that weather does affect sleep and hot temperature can cause more stress – of course, this varies greatly across individuals – resulting in sleeping disorders. Achieving a cooler room temperature is crucial ...

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