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General outpatient clinics continue distribution of specimen packs
 
To tie in with the Government’s epidemic control strategy, Hospital Authority (HA) today (August 20) announces to continue assisting the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health to distribute specimen packs and to collect deep throat saliva specimen at 22 general outpatient clinics (GOPCs) (see attachment) facilitating individuals who perceive themselves to have higher risk of exposure and experience mild discomfort to undertake COVID-19 test. HA will extend the said service arrangement for another three months after the four-week trial.
 
Staff of the 22 GOPCs will continue distributing the specimen collection packs (including specimen collection bottle, packaging plastic bags, guidelines for collection of deep throat saliva samples, etc) between 7:30am and 8:30am from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) in the designated area outside the clinics.  Only one pack will be distributed to each person while stocks last.
 
The HA spokesperson reminded participants to submit the deep throat saliva specimen within three working days, with the necessary information for laboratory tests, to the designated collection points outside the 22 GOPCs between 10:00am and 11:00am from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays).
 
The HA spokesperson also appealed to the people collecting or returning the specimens at the clinics to wear masks and maintain social distance.
 
HA started the said arrangement from July 27. As at August 19, more than 23 000 specimens had been arranged for COVID-19 tests under this arrangement, with 56 specimens being tested positive to COVID-19.
 
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