28 April 2001
MediLink Teleline Provides Access to Medical Consultation
during The Buddha's Birthday and Labour Day Holiday
The Hong Kong Medical Association MediLink toll-free teleline sponsored by Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited, will be in operation again to provide information about access to medical consultation during the 3-day The Buddha's Birthday and Labour Day Holiday from 29th April 2001 to 1st May 2001.
The MediLink teleline operates in 3 languages: Cantonese, Putonghua and English. Members of the public can access the MediLink teleline by phoning to obtain the telephone numbers of doctors who will provide medical consultations during the holiday. Doctors' information provided by the MediLink are grouped into 18 geographic districts. Callers can choose their preferred districts as instructed. The MediLink teleline information can also be obtained from the HKMA web site at http://www.hkma.org.
For the Easter Holidays, a total of 136 private medical practitioners, 11 Department of Health clinics, and 4 private hospital outpatient departments registered with the MediLink, offering medical consultation services.
The MediLink teleline was first launched in December 1995 with Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited's sponsorship.
Notes to editors:
The Hong Kong Medical Association, founded in 1920, aims to bring together Hong Kong's government, institutional, university and private medical practitioners for an effective exchange of views and co-ordination of efforts. The foremost objective of the Association is to safeguard and promote public health. The Association speaks collectively for its members and aims to keep its members abreast of medical ethics, issues and advances around the world. In fulfilling these goals, the association hopes to better serve the people of Hong Kong.
Home Page : http://www.hkma.org
Enquries : Miss NY Leung Tel:
MediLink Teleline service (29 April 2001 - 1 May 2001)
(1) Private Medical Practitioners
Drs registered with MediLink
|Hong Kong Island||29-04-2001||30-04-2001||01-05-2001|
|Central & Western District||2||2||2|
|Sham Shui Po||9||10||10|
|Wong Tai Sin||6||6||6|
|Yau Tsim Mong||6||7||7|
|Total||130 doctors||136 doctors||135 doctors|
(2) Department of Health Clinics
|Hong Kong Island||Tel No.|
|The Violet Peel Health Centre Wanchai|
|Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club Clinic|
|K.T. Jockey Club Health Ctr|
|The Robert Black Health Ctr Wong Tai Sin|
|Yaumatei Jockey Club Polyclinic|
|Shatin Lik Yuen Health Centre|
|Shek Wu Hui Jockey Club Clinic|
|Tai Po Jockey Club Clinic|
|Lady Trench Polyclinic|
|Tuen Mun Clinic|
|Yuen Long Jockey Club Health Ctr|
(3) Private Hospital Outpatients Department
|Hong Kong Island||0|
(4) Daily Breakdown of Doctors Registered with MediLink
Private Medical Practitioners
|Date||No. of Doctors|
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