Government appeals persons infected with COVID-19 to use medical services efficiently

     To better combat the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government appealed today (December 23) that persons infected with COVID-19 may consider using private medical services efficiently so as to help alleviate the pressure on the public healthcare system.

     The Government has been maintaining liaison with the Hospital Authority (HA) and private hospitals on the arrangement for providing services to infected persons.  At present, apart from the public hospitals and designated clinics under the HA, various private hospitals also offer medical services (e.g. out-patient and tele-consultation services etc.) to infected persons.

     With more frequent social gatherings during the festival, the number of daily new cases has been on a rise recently and further burden on the public hospitals may be expected.  Maintaining the normal operation of the public healthcare system (especially the Accident and Emergency services) is key to safeguarding public health.  The Government suggested infected persons, if necessary, to consult private hospitals and consider using their medical services, as an alternative to public hospital services, in order to receive appropriate treatment in good time.

     Please visit the following webpage for the points to note and relevant medical support for infected persons:

Ends/Friday, December 23, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:18