Hong Kong – HAD’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre stood down

HAD’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre stood down


Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     As the Landslip Warning has been cancelled, the Home Affairs Department’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre and the emergency hotline 2572 8427 have ceased to operate.

Hong Kong – Emergency relief fund for farmers and fish farmers affected by Typhoon Saola (with photos)

Emergency relief fund for farmers and fish farmers affected by Typhoon Saola (with photos)


     Local farmers and fish farmers who suffered serious losses caused by the recent Typhoon Saola can register with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) from tomorrow (September 5) to September 13 for assistance from an emergency relief fund.

     An AFCD spokesman said today (September 4) that an appropriate amount of the relief fund would be released to affected farmers and fish farmers according to established criteria.

     The department’s preliminary investigation has revealed that about 300 hectares of farmland in the New Territories and some fish rafts in certain fish culture zones were affected by the Typhoon Saola.

     “After each typhoon or natural disaster, AFCD staff will contact farmers, fish farmers and fishermen to assess the respective damage to their farmland areas, fish rafts, fish ponds and fishing vessels. Depending on the gravity of the damage, the department may launch an operation to provide some relief to affected persons,” the spokesman said.

     Affected farmers who need to apply for the fund can register in person at the Agricultural Extension Office of the AFCD at 5/F, Yuen Long Government Offices, 2 Kiu Lok Square, Yuen Long, or submit applications online (www.afcd.gov.hk/english/agriculture/agr_loan/agr_loan_erf/agr_loan_erf.html). Enquiries can be made to 2476 2424 during office hours.    

     Affected marine fish farmers can register at the office of Licensing and Enforcement Section of the AFCD at 8/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon; Aberdeen Fisheries Offices, 100A Shek Pai Wan Road, Aberdeen; Tai Po Fisheries Offices, 3 Yu On Street, Sam Mun Tsai, Tai Po; or submit applications online (www.afcd.gov.hk/english/fisheries/fish_cap/fish_cap_techsup/fish_cap_erf.html). Enquiries can be made to 2150 7108 during office hours.

     If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or the Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or the post-super typhoon “extreme conditions” announcement by the Government is in force during the above mentioned registration period, the registration period will be extended to September 14.

Exceptional Emergency Center’s Golden Triangle Locations to Accept Medicare Starting July 24, 2023

 Altus Community Health is thrilled to announce that three Exceptional ER locations in the Golden Triangle area will soon be able to accept Medicare. The Orange, Beaumont, and Port Arthur locations are becoming satellite locations for Altus Lumberton Hospital, under the Altus Community Health umbrella.

Earlier this year, Altus Community Health acquired all Exceptional Emergency Center locations in a strategic move meant to extend accessible, attentive, and high-quality care to more patients across Texas. Incorporating the Golden Triangle locations into Altus Lumberton Hospital’s network of satellite facilities is the first step in ACH’s overarching plan to make quality healthcare services accessible for individuals and families in underserved communities.

In light of the government’s call to end the Public Health Emergency and the subsequent changes to Medicare coverage by freestanding emergency rooms, the Exceptional ER and Altus Community Health teams have been working tirelessly to extend Medicare coverage to as many patients as possible. The Altus team is happy to announce this small step in regaining coverage for our Exceptional Emergency Center patients in the Golden Triangle area.

For patients served by Exceptional ER locations outside of the Golden Triangle, the Emergency Care Improvement Act (H.R. 1694) is a bipartisan legislation that, if passed, would update the existing statute and allow Medicare beneficiaries to keep their coverage. If a beneficiary or a loved one is being affected by this decision, the team invites patients to call, email, or mail a U.S. Representative and ask for their support on this legislation alongside Altus Community Health.

About Altus Community Health

Altus Community Health (ACH) is a leading provider of healthcare services in Texas, operating 29 hospitals and ERs across the state. ACH leadership has over 20 years of healthcare management experience in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), ERs, and other ancillary services. ACH is committed to providing high-quality, elevated healthcare for all Texans.

About Exceptional Emergency Center

Exceptional Emergency Center is a network of freestanding emergency rooms with locations throughout Texas. Exceptional ER is committed to providing its communities with high-quality, patient-centered care in a convenient, accessible setting.

For all inquiries, please contact Obinna K. Ononobi, VP of Marketing for Altus Community Healthcare:
Phone: 469-336-7417
Email: oononobi@altushealthsystem.com

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Obinna K. Ononobi



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Hong Kong – HAD’s emergency hotline stood down

HAD’s emergency hotline stood down


Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     As Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 has been cancelled, the Home Affairs Department’s emergency hotline 2572 8427 has ceased to operate.

Municipal Emergency Services Acquires L & M Compressor

 Municipal Emergency Services (MES, Inc.) acquired L & M Compressor (L & M) on March 16, 2023. L & M is a Florida based compressor manufacturer. The company’s product portfolio includes high pressure compressors and adjacent products. MES will continue to maintain the highest standard of quality control while implementing improvements to streamline the manufacturing process.

Tom Hubregsen, CEO of MES, commented, “We are excited to welcome the L & M Compressor team into the MES family. Their decades of experience in designing and manufacturing premium compressors will serve as a great asset to our company. MES will now manage the complete design, production, sales and service, and market the products under the “RevolveAir Systems” name.

Municipal Emergency Services, Inc.
Shridhar Shah



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