Written by: Shao Peilin, Chen Nuoxi, and Chen Kangzhi
2020-01-25 13:41Last updated: 2020-01-25 13:50
The pneumonia epidemic in Wuhan has spread and there are currently five confirmed cases in Hong Kong. This morning (25th), the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health stated that the third confirmed patient had stayed in a non-negative pressure ward for three to four hours during the consultation at Tuen Mun Hospital. The HA is conducting risk assessment. After arriving at the quarantine. At 1 pm, a man from Tuen Mun Hospital was pushed out of the trauma ward and escorted by six medical staff to the upstairs isolation ward.
At 1 pm, a man from Tuen Mun Hospital was pushed out of the trauma ward and escorted by six medical staff to the upstairs isolation ward. (Photo by Chen Nuoxi)
Chung Kin-li, Director of Hospital Authority: Experts contacted to assess risk
The Director of Quality and Safety of the Hospital Authority, Dr Chung Kin Lai, said that a call from the infection control officer of Tuen Mun Hospital was received this morning. As there are two negative-pressure wards in the Accident and Emergency Department, the hospital arranged for the patient to handle the trauma room in the third case. The patient stays for three to four hours. Experts have been contacted to assess the risks and whether the investigation will affect other patients. Zhong Jianli acknowledged that the incident may have an impact on employees or patients, and had notified the CHP to visit Tuen Mun Hospital to review the process and apologized to the public for the incident.
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