Monthly compensations

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 August, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 August, 1993, 12:00am

PNEUMOCONIOSIS sufferers would get better protection following the enactment of the pneumoconiosis (compensation) (Amendment) ordinance 1993 last month, said the Commissioner for Labour Katherine Fok yesterday. She said the new arrangement ensured sufferers of the lung disorder would be be taken care of as their health deteriorated. ''Under the new scheme, compensation payments will be paid monthly until a pneumoconiotic's death,'' she said. Sufferers were previously given one-off compensation or two payments.