Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Hong Kong’s health care system is teetering on the brink. What’s wrong with it, what can be done to fix it and will the budget provide some answers?

  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivers his third budget for Hong Kong on Wednesday
  • In the second of a three-part series on the spending plan, we look at the issues surrounding the city’s public health care system
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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Patients waiting for their HPV vaccine queue in the lobby of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Happy Valley. Photo: Handout

Photos of medical tourists from mainland China flooding into private Hong Kong hospital go viral and spark debate over whether health services can cope

  • Hundreds visit city for HPV jab with some queuing for five hours to get the vaccine
  • Local residents wonder if city’s health care system will able to handle further integration with mainland under Greater Bay Area plan
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Patients waiting for their HPV vaccine queue in the lobby of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in Happy Valley. Photo: Handout
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