Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong
Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong health care and hospitals

Former Hong Kong health chief slams medical voucher scheme for the elderly as lax, flawed and ‘not cost-effective’

  • Nearly 80 per cent of elderly residents still use public health care, which does not help city’s overcrowded hospitals
  • Government has earmarked HK$4.2 billion for the plan in the 2019-20 budget

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong
Elderly residents in North Fanling. The Hong Kong government said that residents aged 65 and older were six times more likely to require hospitalisation than younger residents. Photo: Felix Wong
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