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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government today announced that the special scheme for delivering urgently needed prescription medication to Hong Kong people in Guangdong and Fujian will cease after December 23.

The temporary scheme aims to address the issues faced by Hong Kong residents currently living in the Mainland who are unable to attend follow-up medical consultations in Hong Kong and return to the Mainland as usual owing to the mandatory quarantine measures and the prescription medications taken by them may soon be running out.

The special scheme has been in effect for about nine months since February 24.

Although prescription medications have been delivered to the patients concerned, for the sake of their health, they are now urged to consult a doctor as soon as possible if they have not attended medical consultations for a long time.

The Government introduced the Special Support Scheme for Hospital Authority Chronic Disease Patients Living in the Guangdong Province to Sustain Their Medical Consultation on November 10 and announced details of the Return2hk scheme on November 11 under which Hong Kong residents, upon fulfilment of specified conditions, will be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to the city from Guangdong Province and Macau.

The Government also stated that Hong Kong residents who are currently in Guangdong Province could seek suitable medical services through various means.

Call 2343 2255 or 3652 5833 for enquiries about the scheme.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News