Press Release
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

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.

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MediLink Teleline service (29 April 2001 - 1 May 2001)
Registration Statistics

(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
Eastern District 9 9 9
Island 0 0 0
Southern District 7 7 7
Wanchai 7 7 6
Kowloon City 9 9 9
Kwun Tong 7 7 7
Sham Shui Po 9 10 10
Wong Tai Sin 6 6 6
Yau Tsim Mong 6 7 7
New Territories      
Kwai Tsing 9 9 9
Northern District 6 6 6
Sai Kung 5 8 8
Shatin 18 18 18
Tai Po 8 8 8
Tsuen Wan 5 5 5
Tuen Mun 9 9 9
Yuen Long 8 9 9
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
New Territories  
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
Total 11

(3) Private Hospital Outpatients Department

Hong Kong Island 0
Kowloon 3
New Territories 1
Total 4

(4) Daily Breakdown of Doctors Registered with MediLink

Private Medical Practitioners

Date No. of Doctors
29-04-2001 130
30-04-2001 136
01-05-2001 135


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