I REFER to the article by Mr Andy Ho headlined, 'All that's fit to print' (South China Morning Post, January 9) and wish to make the following clarification.
In his article, Mr Ho referred to a report in a Chinese newspaper which said the Hospital Authority had issued 'guidelines' to its staff on how to deal with the media.
In fact, the 'guidelines' mentioned by the Chinese daily were not drawn up by the Hospital Authority. They were views and recommendations raised by experienced media workers who were invited to a seminar on media skills organised by the authority for its staff in September.
The Hospital Authority has established a close relationship with the media and continuous efforts are being made to further improve and enhance this relationship on the basis of co-operation and mutual trust.
SELINA LO Senior Public Affairs Manager Hospital Authority