At the height of the fifth wave, Hong Kong’s hospitals were overwhelmed, with the elderly bearing the brunt of infections citywide. Photo: Felix Wong
At the height of the fifth wave, Hong Kong’s hospitals were overwhelmed, with the elderly bearing the brunt of infections citywide. Photo: Felix Wong

‘My father might have lived’: families of Hong Kong’s Covid-19 victims urge hospitals to prioritise most vulnerable patients

  • Long queues at hospitals put off some elderly patients who chose to go home, only to die later
  • Expert agrees more lives could be saved if hospitals gave priority to those who need help most

At the height of the fifth wave, Hong Kong’s hospitals were overwhelmed, with the elderly bearing the brunt of infections citywide. Photo: Felix Wong
At the height of the fifth wave, Hong Kong’s hospitals were overwhelmed, with the elderly bearing the brunt of infections citywide. Photo: Felix Wong
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