Coronavirus: calls mount for Hong Kong private hospitals to cut Covid-19 test charges to help city’s anti-epidemic fight

Feb 20, 2022 | INVESTING

Private hospitals have been urged to charge less for Covid-19 testing services as a way to contribute to Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic efforts.

The calls came as a local deputy to the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature, accused private hospitals of “taking advantage of the pandemic to rob people’s money”, after she was asked to pay what she considered a hefty fee of more than HK$2,000 for a Covid-19 test.

Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients’ Rights Association,…

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