TIFA 2022 Editorial / General News

Omicron Broken The Capacity of Hong Kong Hospitals

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    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Markus Kwok
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The Omicron wave has caused the worst overcapacity in Hong Kong hospitals; yet in fact, Hong Kong's public health system was already overcrowded long before the COVID outbreak In February this year, at the Caritas Hospital Center, some confirmed patients were placed in beds at the entrance of the hospital. At the same moment, Hong Kong ushered in long-lost cold weather, which made them must wait outside in the cold wind. After several days and facing much criticizes opinion, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority finally arranged for all patients enter to the hospital and wait for the treatment.