The Women's Committee of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong petitioned outside the government headquarters today, putting forward a number of "Budget" proposals, advocating research on the provision of egg banking services, and increasing checkup services for women's common conditions in health centers.
The Women's Committee of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong proposes to study the introduction of egg banking services, so that late-married women who intend to have children and women in need can freeze their eggs for future use, and through public-private medical cooperation, reduce the waiting time for women who intend to have children to wait for public medical treatment The time of service.
Currently, women's health centers and health centers only provide women with general physical examinations, as well as cervical and breast examinations, excluding common physical conditions such as menopause, osteoporosis, and pain.
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong proposes to increase screening services for related conditions and common diseases. Among them, free bone density screening services can be provided to women over the age of 50, and universal breast cancer screening can be promoted in stages for women aged 40 or over through public-private collaboration.
It is also proposed that mental health support services can be strengthened, such as adding helplines, assessment, referral and counseling services, etc.
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong also proposed that in addition to girls, free HPV vaccinations can also be provided to men of the right age, so that both sexes can benefit. At the same time, it is urged to implement supplementary vaccinations for female middle school students and girls aged 18 or below as soon as possible.
Hong Kong's aging population is serious, and support for caregivers is still scarce.
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Increase caregiver support and childcare services
In terms of life support, the DAB has advocated strengthening the promotion of vocational education and online vocational training, and launched more social enterprise programs and training courses suitable for female employment, and set up one-stop caregiver support centers in 18 districts of Hong Kong. Concurrently operating respite services.
The DAB also proposed to increase the number of childcare centers, increase the number of places and provide flexible childcare services.
It is also recommended to set up a "community emergency respite service" and a 24-hour service hotline, and increase the number of after-school care services and fee waivers.
As for the manpower of residential homes for infants and children, it is currently difficult to recruit. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong requires more benefits and training to attract employment.
As the demand for foster care services increases, the government is required to provide relevant subsidies and service incentives, and promote the promotion to attract more families to participate.
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