HL Deb 05 July 1978 vol 394 c1158WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in view of the high density of population in Hong Kong, they are satisfied with the development of medical and health services in that territory: and, what plans are there for future improvements in these services.


Hong Kong's medical and health services have made remarkable progress in recent years. Its standard health indices are now similar to those for industrialised countries; and its 10-year medical development programme includes many major hospitals and clinics together with new schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing and paramedical training. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Social Services recently visited the territory and was much impressed by its achievements in these fields.