The isolation order for people infected with the new crown will be canceled from Monday (30th). If employees are diagnosed and want to take sick leave, they need to have a doctor's certificate.
Peng Hongchang, director of the Association of Community Organizations, said that the number of general outpatient clinics may not be sufficient to meet the needs of the public, and it is difficult to make appointments for medical treatment on the same day.
If grassroots citizens want to receive sick leave certificates, they are likely to go to private clinics to seek medical treatment, but they may not have medical insurance and need to pay for it themselves. The more expensive ones cost 3,400 yuan, maybe because their half-day wages are uncertain." He suggested that the authorities increase the number of subsidized consultations, and that public medical services can purchase consultations from private doctors for grassroots citizens to make appointments.
Lin Yonghe, a family doctor, believes that taking his own clinic as an example, the number of citizens seeking treatment due to the new crown infection in a day is basically less than 5, while in the past there were dozens of people seeking treatment during the peak period, it will depend on the demand for consultations from tomorrow Whether it becomes huge, "If there is a need, there is no problem with helping (assisting in the diversion of public medical care)."
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Peng Hongchang said that after the revocation of the quarantine order, confirmed citizens need to go to general outpatient clinics to take sick leave. He pointed out, "General outpatient clinics are often not available for immediate appointments on the same day, and even calls may not be immediately connected on the same day. Even if you get connected, it is not immediately available, it may be available in a day or two." The number of consultations may not be enough to meet the demand.
Although the current number of outpatient clinics has increased from 7,500 to more than 10,000, he pointed out that if the number of places is distributed evenly, the demand in some areas is not too great and may not be able to be used up.
On the contrary, there are more elderly people and grassroots families in some areas, and the demand is greater, but the number of places may not be enough. The authorities should increase the number of places for these areas.
Peng Hongchang, director of the Association of Community Organizations, believes that the number of consultation places may not be enough to meet the demand.
(File photo/photo by Lu Yiming)
He also talked about the difficulties of grassroots citizens in seeking medical treatment. He pointed out, "You can insure them (citizens) to use private doctor's outpatient clinics. Generally, the premiums will be more expensive. Some group insurances will cover how many outpatient clinic visits, which are more .But companies of a certain size will provide these employee benefits first.”
Some grassroots citizens may not have medical insurance. If they need to consult a private doctor, they have to pay for it themselves. It’s because their half-day wages are not fixed.” He also pointed out that if citizens still feel unwell after seeking medical treatment, or have long-term sequelae, seeing a doctor several times is relatively expensive for grassroots citizens.
Peng Hongchang suggested that public medical services can purchase consultation places from private doctors, that is, if grassroots citizens fail to make appointments for general outpatient clinics, and doctors in the area can cooperate, citizens can make appointments with private doctors on the appointment system.
Lin Yonghe said that in addition to the more than 500 private clinics that provide oral drugs for the new crown announced by the Hospital Authority, there are thousands of private doctors in Hong Kong "everyone can see (new crown pneumonia)." Low-risk people who get injections basically do not need to prescribe oral medicines, and only need to prescribe medicines that relieve symptoms.
However, he admitted that some doctors may not necessarily consult infected patients due to concerns such as small clinics and busy work.
He predicted that the next 1 to 2 months will be the "water tail" of the epidemic, and he called on private doctors to help take care of familiar patients, and even if they can't see a doctor, they can provide guidance for patients to seek medical treatment at nearby doctors.
Lin Yonghe said that it depends on whether the demand for consultation is huge in the future. "If there is a need, I feel that there is no problem with helpers." (Photo by Zhang Haowei)
Regarding the idea of public-private cooperation, Lin Yonghe believes that the epidemic is gradually receding, and I believe there will be no major outbreaks.
He pointed out that at present, taking his own clinic as an example, the number of citizens who are infected with the new crown is basically less than 5 people in one day. In the past, there were dozens of people who came to see a doctor. It depends on whether the demand for consultation is huge. " If there is a need, I feel that there is no problem with helping (diverting public medical care).” However, I believe that if private doctors take care of familiar patients, they should be able to handle it.
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