The Hospital Authority is to get an extra HK$400 million of annual funding to expand the prescription list of its pharmacies. Photo: Shutterstock
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We can afford to err on side of compassion

  • An extra HK$400 million of annual funding to expand the Hospital Authority’s prescription list will see about 50,000 patients benefiting from cheaper drugs
  • While some of the new drugs are very expensive, the public purse can surely bear the cost

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The Hospital Authority is to get an extra HK$400 million of annual funding to expand the prescription list of its pharmacies. Photo: Shutterstock
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Hong Kong lung cancer patient Tang – identified only by his surname – says he has regained hope after being granted funding to pay for a new drug, which can cost HK$50,000 a month.

How funds for new treatment, love and support saved lung cancer patient who lost hope

  • Hong Kong delivery driver who went to hospital with persistent cough, chest pain and fatigue diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer
  • Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Fund and doctors cover HK$50,000-a-month cost of medication
Topic |   New lease on life

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Hong Kong lung cancer patient Tang – identified only by his surname – says he has regained hope after being granted funding to pay for a new drug, which can cost HK$50,000 a month.
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