Hong Kong private hospitals ‘could be punished’ over low non-Covid patient intake

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Hong Kong authorities could punish private hospitals with harsher licensing terms as a “last resort” if the intake of non-Covid patients from the public sector remained low amid a surge in coronavirus cases, a source has said. The source, who is familiar with the situation, told the Post on Saturday that uncooperative private hospitals could be slapped with tougher licensing conditions if they held off admitting non-coronavirus patients from public healthcare facilities. Chief Executive John Lee Ka-Chiu weighed in on the issue after consulting the public on his policy address on Saturday, criticising the pace of transfers from public to...