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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Jockey Club Clinic, Wang Tau Hom

Updated: May 25, 2023

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. MTR STATION, LOK FU - 11:20


  4. Exit A. PETER looks around for signs.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Where's the Jockey Club Clinic, Wang Tau Hom? It's at Junction Road.


  6. Peter taps Google Maps on his smartphone for directions.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It should just be a 7-minute walk.


  8. Having walked uphill to the end of Wang Tau Hom South Road, Peter turns into Junction Road.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What does the Clinic look like?


  10. Soon, we see a small building with the sign "Jockey Club Clinic, Wang Tau Hom" on Peter's right.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): How nice! I believe it's as old as me.


  12. Act 2


  13. FLASHBACK


  14. INT. BEDROOM/SITTING ROOM - 17: 45 (Yesterday)


  15. Peter is opening a bag of Covid-19, Rapid Antigen Test Kit.


  16. PETER (V.O.): I've a dinner appointment with old friends at 7pm tonight.


  17. Peter inserts a swab into his nostrils.


  18. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And tomorrow morning, I'll have brunch with a very kind couple who will fly out the following day.


  19. Peter dips the swab into an extraction tube.


  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe I'm recovering from my cold. Just to make doubly-sure that I won't be harming others.


  21. From the extraction tube, Peter places drops of liquid into the specimen well of the test strip.


  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've never got Covid, either in Hong Kong or in UK, Japan, South Korea, Nansha or Macao.


  23. We see Peter looking shocked.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Two lines?


  25. Packing a few things, Peter goes to the sitting room to talk to his DAUGHTER.


  26. PETER: Dad has got Covid. I'll isolate myself in our other apartment.


  27. INT. STUDY - CONTINUOUS


  28. Peter is busy typing on his smartphone.


  29. PETER (V.O.): I've to excuse myself from the appointments. I've to alert my wife too.


  30. Soon, Peter's smartphone rings.


  31. WIFE (From phone): I've checked that I'm still negative. What would you do next?


  32. PETER (V.O.): My mind is blank. I'm still processing the fact. Yes, I've to act timely.


  33. PETER (To phone): I'll fix a medical appointment.


  34. Having surfed the web on medical services on Covid, Peter makes calls.


  35. PETER (V.O.): No replies. May be the clinics are all closed.


  36. Peter then sees one that accepts online appointment.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It has got a 10.00am slot tomorrow.


  38. INT. STUDY - 09.55


  39. Smartphone in hand, Peter waits anxiously.


  40. PETER (V.O.): I'm ready for a video-call consultation. But the clinic hasn't come back to me yet.


  41. Making a call, Peter engages in a conversation.


  42. PETER (To phone): ...I've to visit your clinic in person? I need to arrange someone to pick up the medication later? I can't make it...


  43. Recalling.


  44. PETER (V.O.): Yesterday night, a doctor-friend suggested to me to try the App "HA Go".


  45. We see Peter registering himself with "HA Go" and trying the icon "Book Covid".


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It seems that it isn't possible for me to have e-Health service now.


  47. Reading the appointment rows of most Clinics, Peter sees: No Quota.


  48. END FLASHBACK


  49. Act 3


  50. INT. JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, WANG TAU HOM - 11:30


  51. Reception. Peter presents his Identity Card.


  52. PETER: I've an appointment at 11:45.


  53. INT. MTR STATION, LOK FU - 13:20


  54. Carrying bags of takeaways, Peter appears happily.


  55. PETER (V.O.): The doctor on-call said my respiratory system was very clear. I've got the special Paxlovid medication and have already taken my first dose.


  56. Pausing.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The staff in the Clinic, from admin staff and nurse to the doctor and pharmacists, are all helpful and professional.


  58. Pausing.


  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Good events don't just happen. They arrive by proactive engagement.


  60. FADE OUT


  61. THE END






























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