The government announced a few days ago that from June 13, the designated medical premises under the Food and Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority will implement the "vaccine passport" arrangement. Those who have not received injections must first obtain a negative nucleic acid test result.
Lian Weiqiao, director of the Community Organization Association, criticized on the RTHK program today (23rd) that the government has implemented relevant measures too hastily, and some elderly people have to go to the hospital for follow-up visits and blood draws almost every week, which means they need to be treated every week in disguise. Additional nucleic acid testing.
He also pointed out that some of them have limited mobility and need escort services for follow-up consultations, that is, they will need to spend extra money in the future to hire escorts to wait for the test, which constitutes additional expenses.
▼List of vaccine passes▼
The government announced on May 21 that from June 13, the "Vaccine Pass" will take effect at designated medical premises under the Food and Health Bureau, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority.
If citizens do not meet the requirements of the "Vaccine Pass", they need to obtain negative nucleic acid test results first.
Also, the measures do not apply to medical premises providing emergency or urgent services.
The medical premises for which the "Vaccine Pass" is applicable include:
1. Hospital Authority Specialist Outpatient Clinic
2. Student Health Service Centre and Health Assessment Centre
3. Women's Health Centre
4. Oral Health Education Services Resource Centre
5. Tourism Health Centre
6. Red Ribbon Centre
7. Health Promotion Office Regional
Centre8 . Methadone Clinic
9. Civil Servant Clinic
10. Government Dental Clinic and Orthodontics Clinic
11. Civil Servant Integrated Health Centre
12. District Health Centre
13. District Health Station
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There are elderly people who need to go to the hospital regularly. The new measures will be disguised as weekly nucleic acid tests.
Lian Weiqiao criticized in the Hong Kong and Taiwan program "Millennium" that the measures were implemented too hastily. Even if the current hope of vaccinating against the new crown to meet the requirements, it was not in time.
He continued that some elderly people have frequent follow-up visits and blood draws, and have to go to the hospital at any time every week, and their movements remain unchanged, so they may need to use a wheelchair. Under the new measures, if they have not completed the vaccination, they will have to do additional weekly Nucleic acid testing is inconvenient.
Lian Weiqiao, Community Organization Officer of the Social Association (File photo/Photo by Zeng Fengting)
Accompanying doctors also need to conduct nucleic acid testing to increase additional expenses
Lian also pointed out that it is usually the elderly with limited mobility and physical problems who think that their health is not suitable for vaccination, and the new measures now make them even more troublesome.
He said that some of them need to accompany the doctor during the follow-up consultation, that is, they will need to spend extra money to hire a escort to accompany them to undergo nucleic acid testing.
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Hope the authorities extend the grace period to allow the elderly to have time for consultation and injections
Lian said that for chronically ill patients, follow-up consultations are necessary, and some people cannot "stop taking medicines". It is urgent to get medicines. He hopes that the authorities will extend the grace period to give them enough time for injections.
He also mentioned that some elderly people want to consult the medical staff of specialist outpatient clinics or district health centers to find out whether injections are suitable.
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