Dr Wan Chi-kin said the five-year survival rate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is about 20 per cent, lower than for some cancers. Photo: Handout

Free drugs for Hong Kong patients with rare lung disease, after two years

Sufferers will still have to cover the first 24 months of the pricey medicine, under patients’ group’s new plan. But one patient and a specialist welcome the end of long-term financial uncertainty

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Dr Wan Chi-kin said the five-year survival rate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is about 20 per cent, lower than for some cancers. Photo: Handout
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