Updated at 6.35pm: Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok began his two-day official visit to Sweden overnight (HK time) in order to learn from the Swedish experience in elderly care and care of patients suffering from old-age diseases. In Stockholm, Dr Chow met officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to establish a network with the ministry and to learn from the Swedish experience in health and elderly care services delivery. A government spokesman said on Thursday that Dr Chow had also visited a community-based primary health care facility, a group living home for people with dementia diseases and a home help service centre for the elderly. The spokesman said this was in order to gain first hand information on the services provided by these facilities and to understand their role in the overall primary health care services in Sweden. Dr Chow also had a business lunch with some 40 guests from the Swedish Government and business communities. He will visit the Swedish Handicap Institute and meet with the Swedish Minister for Health and Elderly Care, Ylva Johansson overnight Thursday (HK time). Sweden has an international reputation for the standard of its health care and services.