Hospital Authority chief executive William Ho Shiu-wei said yesterday it would be left to the board to decide whether to release its report of the Sars outbreak. Dr Ho refused to say if he would resign if the authority was found to be guilty of maladministration during the outbreak. Legco's health panel is to hold a special meeting in two weeks to discuss the authority's report. The hospital chief said the authority had continued to follow up on Sars patients for an average of six to eight weeks after they were discharged from hospital. 'The follow-up work was mainly to see whether patients still suffered from respiratory problems and also to look after their emotional problems,' Dr Ho said. 'We have professional health workers to carry out the follow-up consultation.'