DH's special arrangement on infant formulae with low iodine content
11 August 2012
A spokesman for the Department of Health (DH) said today (August 11) that 112 parents of infants aged from one to eight months who have been taking the infant milk formulae with low iodine content have made appointments with the 10 designated Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHCs) for a thyroid function test as at 4pm today.
So far, 98 infants have had their blood samples taken with the 10 designated MCHCs.
Up to 4pm today, the DH hotline (2125 1111), operating from 9am to 9pm daily, had received 3,836 enquiries from members of the public.
One hundred and fifty-one callers said that their infants are mainly consuming the infant formulae concerned. They have been advised to change to another brand of cow milk-based formula with adequate iodine content.
Updated information will be uploaded to the DH's website (This link will open in a new windowwww.dh.gov.hk) for public reference.