Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong
Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong
Gary Lai
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Gary Lai

Hong Kong’s health care services are the envy of many across Asia

  • In Hong Kong, there is access to clean water, vaccinations and pre- and postnatal services for all residents, which helps prevent disease before it can strike. This is not the case for many of our neighbours in Asia, whose poorest suffer the most

Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong
Residents submit their deep-throat saliva samples for Covid-19 testing at Ping Shek Estate in Kwun Tong on July 7. Despite Hong Kong’s socioeconomic gaps, residents have access to top-notch health care. Photo: Winson Wong
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Gary Lai

Gary Lai

Gary Lai is an economist. He was the founder and director for 10 years of the anti-poverty campaign TKO Poverty.