Mar 14, 2022
The Hong Kong society is united to cope with the government's anti-epidemic measures to combat the fifth wave of the epidemic. We received a lot of opinions which can optimize the anti-epidemic work in several areas:
1) The hospital and community isolation facilities should enhance communications with care homes and family members about the health conditions of the infected elderly soon after receiving them and during their hospitalization.
2) The government, by reference to the experience of setting up an examination venue at the Penny's Bay Quarantine Facility last year, should set up an examination venue where is also served as a designated isolation facility as well before the examination period for HKDSE candidates who are infected or need to be quarantined.
3) The Government should expand the coverage of the Anti-epidemic Fund 6.0 to cleaning and security workers working in different premises, with each worker a monthly allowance of $2,000 for five months.
4) The government should increase special allowance to healthcare workers in the HA and cover more healthcare workers, and also provides the HA with additional funding to rent more hotel rooms for healthcare workers who are on duty in high-risk locations to stay overnight to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus to their family members.
DAB Legislative Council Member (Election Committee)
Horace Cheung, Lillian Kwok, Edward Leung