Hong Kong and Shenzhen Join Forces to Fight Against Covid C-MER Medical Partners with Shenzhen YHLO to Donate 300,000 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Kits to the Underprivileged in Hong Kong


C-MER Eye Care Holdings Limited (“C-MER Medical” or “the Group”; Stock Code: 3309) today announced that it partnered with Shenzhen YHLO to donate 300,000 sets of COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to the underprivileged in Hong Kong. By collaborating with a number of charity and non-profit organizations, these kits will be distributed free of charge to the people who are the most in need. These comprise the high-risk groups or people whose occupations require regular testing, including those in healthcare, cleaning, property and management industry, and taxi and mini-bus drivers. Through this donation, C-MER Medical hopes to demonstrate its support for the government’s dynamic “zero infection” policy and caring for the health of Hong Kong people in fighting the pandemic.

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Join Forces to Fight Against Covid C-MER Medical Partners with Shenzhen YHLO to Donate 300,000 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Kits to the Underprivileged in Hong Kong

Guest speakers at today’s media conference:

Dr. LAM Shun Chiu Dennis (Chairman of the Board of C-MER);

 Mr. Kunhui Hu (Chairman of YHLO);

Mr. Yongbo Song (Vice Chairman and General Manager of YHLO);

Mr. LI Yum Kwok Francis (Elderly Service Director of The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council);

Mr. Johnny Ho (Corporate Affairs Executive of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service);

Mr. Cheung Ching (Social Worker- Yat Kwai Integrated Development Center of

Asbury Methodist Social Service).

NGO’s representatives thank C-MER and YHLO for the timely help

Mr. LI Yum Kwok Francis, Elderly Service Director of The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, said, “Some of their hostel members are COVID-19 patients who are under treatment. However, other hostel members living in the same premise are being closely monitored. This is indeed a timely donation for the organization to help those elderly and people in need in the district”. Mr. Johnny Ho, Corporate Affairs Executive of Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, added, “They are in urgent need of such rapid antigen test kits. Thank you C-MER and YHLO for contributing these kits to their service users such as people in recovery of mental illness, elderly and low-income families during this critical time of the pandemic. Mr. Cheung Ching, Social Worker- Yat Kwai Integrated Development Center of Asbury Methodist Social Service, said, “Their center is located at Kwai Chung. In view of the outbreak of COVID-19 at Kwai Chung Estate earlier, they are in great need of rapid antigen test kits. Many underprivileged families at Kwai Chung Estate are casual workers and are required to conduct testing every day before being allowed to go to work. He believes these rapid antigen test kits will definitely help these people to go back to work as usual to support their living.”    

Dr. LAM Shun Chiu Dennis: C-MER provided the underprivileged peace of mind amidst the pandemic

Dr. LAM Shun Chiu Dennis, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of C-MER Eye Care Holdings Limited, said, “In light of the recent outbreak of the fifth wave of COVID-19 Omicron in Hong Kong, people demand for rapid self-test is rising rapidly amidst the limited market supply. In addressing the pressing needs of the public, C-MER Medical specially partners with YHLO to donate COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to the people in need. As the pandemic is getting worse, we believe rapid test will help Hong Kong people to combat the pandemic without worrying about purchasing test kits and ease their financial burden.

High specificity of rapid test High chance of being infected if positive result is obtained twice

Dr. LAM advises people the specificity of rapid test is very high. Provided that positive result is obtained for self-test, it is recommended to test again with similar kit in other brands. If positive result is obtained twice, it means a very high possibility of being infected. You should wear mask to avoid spreading the disease, while other people around you should also wear masks for prevention.   

In addition, false negative in rapid test may be obtained due to several reasons. The two major factors are:1) the method of sampling and it is advised to use nasal swab due to high viral load in nasal than throat; 2) low viral load during the incubation period or early stage of the infection may lead to false negative.

Hong Kong and Shenzhen join hands in fulfilling social responsibility to safeguard public health

Out of the first batch of one million rapid antigen test kits arriving in Hong Kong today and tomorrow,   

C-MER Medical and YHLO will be giving out 300,000 sets (150,000 sets for each) to the community. These kits will be distributed in free to the underprivileged through a number of charity and public organizations. The first batch of 8 NGO partners include Asbury Methodist Social Service, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, Hong Kong PHAB Association, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, The Hong Kong Society for the Aged, The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council, and The New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (in alphabetical order).

“It is the mission of C-MER Medical to safeguard people’s health. This rapid antigen test kit donation initiative in collaboration with YHLO is a testimonial of our efforts in fulfilling social responsibility and demonstrates the tremendous support of the Mainland to Hong Kong in fighting the pandemic,” Dr. LAM added.

Researched and developed by YHLO, the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) rapid antigen test kit (gold immune chromatographic assay) has been granted the EC Certificate of the European Union. This product will be provided to many countries worldwide. In response to the tremendous demand of Hong Kong in rapid antigen test, YHLO has decided to give priority supply to Hong Kong for helping people in fighting against COVID-19.

Mr. Kunhui Hu, Chairman of YHLO, pointed out, “As the pandemic in Hong Kong is getting worse, it is very difficult to transport products to Hong Kong due to many truck drivers being quarantined. YHLO will assure the quantity of product transported to Hong Kong and fully cooperate with C-MER Medical. Mr. Yongbo Song, Vice Chairman and General Manager of YHLO, said, “Shenzhen will shoulder the responsibility to stand together with Hong Kong in combating the pandemic.

C-MER Medical urges the general public not dropping their guard on preventing COVID-19. The Group will continue to closely monitor the latest development of the pandemic, roll out new initiatives when necessary, and join hands with Hong Kong in combating the disease.

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Join Forces to Fight Against Covid C-MER Medical Partners with Shenzhen YHLO to Donate 300,000 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Kits to the Underprivileged in Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Shenzhen Join Forces to Fight Against Covid C-MER Medical Partners with Shenzhen YHLO to Donate 300,000 COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Kits to the Underprivileged in Hong Kong

C-MER Medical joins force with Shenzhen YHLO to donate 300,000 sets of

COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to the underprivileged in Hong Kong.

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About C-MER Medical

Founded by Dr. LAM Shun Chiu Dennis, C-MER is a leading specialty chain group in Hong Kong and the Great Bay Area (GBA). Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Group has developed a well-established hospital chain network in several major cities in the Mainland. With ophthalmic service as its core business, the Group’s has progressively expanded its business scope to multi-specialty services including dentistry, plastic surgery/medical aesthetics, family medicine, gastroenterology and oncology. The Group currently operates more than 57 medical institutions in Hong Kong, major cities in the GBA including Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming and Huizhou. Guided by its “patient-centered” philosophy, C-MER is committed to providing customers with professional, high-quality and affordable Hong Kong-style specialty services. C-MER is listed on The Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock Code: 3309).

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