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Hong Kong’s largest makeshift Covid facility to provide diagnostic radiology services after a year of inactivity, authorities reveal

Computerised axial tomography (CAT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) among services being offered to patients under pilot schemeAuthorities says they hope to reduce wait times at public hospitals by using facility at Lok Ma Chau Loop for radiology servicesHong Kong healthcare and hospitalsSammy HeungandEmily HungPublished: 9:00pm, 24 Apr, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong’s largest makeshift Covid-19 treatment facility at the Lok Ma Chau Loop is set to provide diagnostic radiology services under a pilot scheme after a year of sitting idle, authorities have revealed, saying they expect the move to reduce wait times at public hospitals.

Hospital Authority chairman Henry Fan Hung-ling on Monday said patients in eastern New Territories would be offered diagnostic radiology services at the facility.

“Since last month, colleagues from the New Territories East hospital cluster have been inviting some suitable patients to undergo diagnostic radiology services, such as [computerised axial tomography] scanning of the brain, chest, abdomen, as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, shoulder, knee, etc,” he said in a blog post.

“Hospital colleagues will continue to write to suitable patients and ask about their wishes, and arrange diagnostic radiology services for those who are interested in the emergency hospital.”

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