Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora TamHong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora Tam

Letters | No child in Hong Kong should die because of a delay in drug regulation

  • The government is strengthening funding for treatment of rare diseases, but for at least one young patient help may come too late
  • A five-year-old needs a cancer drug that cannot be subsidised, as it may take a up to a year to be registered in Hong Kong

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora TamHong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Children’s Hospital in Kowloon Bay is the city’s first to be dedicated to very young patients. A five-year-old named Rayan is awaiting financial support for cancer treatment in the hospital. Photo: Nora Tam
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