(Left to right): Deputy Secretary for Food and Health Bureau (Health), Fong Ngai; Secretary for Food and Health, Sophia Chan; and Head (Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme), Food and Health Bureau, Derek Lee at the Kick-off Ceremony for Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s first government-backed health insurance scheme launched

  • The scheme was unveiled by health minister Sophia Chan on Friday and has most of the city’s major insurance companies on board
  • One million people are expected to sign up for the scheme in the first two years
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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(Left to right): Deputy Secretary for Food and Health Bureau (Health), Fong Ngai; Secretary for Food and Health, Sophia Chan; and Head (Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme), Food and Health Bureau, Derek Lee at the Kick-off Ceremony for Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme. Photo: Nora Tam
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