Member of the Legislative Council of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, Liu Guoxun, wrote to the Medical and Health Bureau, requesting the authorities to ensure that there is sufficient supply of medicines in the market, so as to reassure the public and avoid further panic buying after customs clearance.
Liu Guoxun pointed out that there has been a "drug rush" in Hong Kong recently, and the "drug shortage" situation is particularly serious in North District and Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long. Factories and suppliers understand and ensure stable supply to retailers. At the same time, the government is urged to refer to the measures taken during the milk powder rush, such as setting up a hotline, which will be coordinated by the government to refer citizens' orders to suppliers.
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He also pointed out that the government stated earlier that it is considering reserving the additional purchased drugs for some needy citizens according to the actual situation and needs, such as low-income families who cannot afford the drug expenses, and some areas where there is a shortage of drugs.
He urged the government to explain the details as soon as possible, especially as the Chinese New Year is approaching, shops are closed, and citizens may be eager to stock up on medicines for the New Year.
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