DH's special arrangement on infant formulae with low iodine content
9 August 2012
Parents of infants aged from one to eight months who are taking Wakodo and Morinaga infant milk formulae can make appointments for thyroid function tests with ten designated Maternal and Child Care Centres (MCHCs) under the Department of Health (DH) starting today (August 9).
The ten designated MCHCs (see Annex) will be operated from tomorrow (August 10) at 6 pm for blood testing. Up to 4pm today, 59 parents have made appointments for blood testing for their infants on the first three days of operation.
Up to 4 pm today, the DH hotline 2125 1111 received 2,389 enquiries from members of the public.
Eighty-four callers claimed that their infants are mainly consuming the concerned infant formulae. They have been advised to change to another brand of cow milk-based formula with adequate content of iodine.
The DH hotline will operate from 9 am to 9 pm daily and manpower has been reinforced to facilitate public enquiries.
Updated information will be uploaded to the DH's website (This link will open in a new windowwww.dh.gov.hk) for public reference.