Under the foundation’s plans all low-income people aged above 45 should be given a one-off, HK$1,000 voucher for heath screening to prevent chronic illnesses. Photo: Shutterstock

Preventive health care is an investment, not a burden

Hong Kong can afford to subsidise health checks for the less well off, and should do so, for ethical and long-term financial reasons

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Under the foundation’s plans all low-income people aged above 45 should be given a one-off, HK$1,000 voucher for heath screening to prevent chronic illnesses. Photo: Shutterstock
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