Anna, a 46-year-old patient care assistant in Pok Oi Hospital, sometimes has to work 11 hours a day to handle the extra workload during flu season. Photo: Handout

Budget sweeteners for underprivileged and health care workers, and help for small businesses – but not everyone is happy

  • Paul Chan wanted to address people’s needs and the ‘pain points’ in society but the various measures announced in his budget have failed to please everyone
Topic |   Hong Kong Budget 2019-2020

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Anna, a 46-year-old patient care assistant in Pok Oi Hospital, sometimes has to work 11 hours a day to handle the extra workload during flu season. Photo: Handout
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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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