The Hospital Authority building in Mong Kok. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP

Ailing public health care sector gets HK$80.6 billion shot in the arm from Hong Kong budget

  • A new HK$10 billion stabilisation fund will offer sector a safety net
  • Extra funding will be provided to expand the list of prescription drugs
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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The Hospital Authority building in Mong Kok. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP
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Paul Chan will deliver his budget speech on Wednesday morning. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s ailing public hospitals to get HK$5 billion injection in Financial Secretary Paul Chan’s budget for investing in advanced equipment

  • Plan is part of a basket of morale-boosting measures for public health care as overburdened frontline staff have reached breaking point
  • Many are also watching to see if budget will support a far-reaching proposal for a HK$50 billion fund
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Paul Chan will deliver his budget speech on Wednesday morning. Photo: Bloomberg
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