Shoaib Hussain (left), who works at a centre which specialises in liaising with medical staff on interpretation, poses with a 44-year-old man from Pakistan who has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years and, due to the language barrier, only recently discovered that he has diabetes and heart ailments. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s hospitals should not let language barriers deprive ethnic minorities of the health care they need

  • Posters on interpretation services, telephone hotlines and more non-Chinese employees are all options hospitals can explore
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Shoaib Hussain (left), who works at a centre which specialises in liaising with medical staff on interpretation, poses with a 44-year-old man from Pakistan who has lived in Hong Kong for more than 20 years and, due to the language barrier, only recently discovered that he has diabetes and heart ailments. Photo: Nora Tam
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