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    27 JUN 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category  

    Health Care

    Issue 

    • Obstetric Services

    News Content

    • Three pregnant mainland women with Hong Kong husband knelt down in front of the Health minister’s car last sat to protest against his decision to deprive them of their rights to deliver in Hong Kong.
    • Secretary for Food and Health said maternity beds for non-local mothers at public hospital would be capped at 3,400 while 31,000 should be available at private hospitals. But mainland women married to Hong Kong men will not have the rights enjoyed by the local mothers though their baby will be a permanent resident in Hong Kong.
    • Executive Council convener Leung Chun-ying however said a separate set of quotas should be given to those mothers.

    Questions

    • Privatizing the public. Even worse, they are classified as the third class mother in their rights to deliver in Hong Kong. Money counts more.
    • It is expected more mainland women will risk giving birth in Hong Kong hospital emergency rooms.