Hong Kong home medical care service helps young patients with neuromuscular disease cut visits to hospital during coronavirus outbreak

Feb 28, 2022 | INVESTING

A pilot programme in Hong Kong to treat young patients with rare diseases at home has helped to avoid sending them to hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic.Fifteen patients under the age of 18 with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and other rare conditions that require long-term use of ventilators and other special equipment have been treated at home since October 2020.Through the Mercy Medical Management Programme, nurses, physiotherapists and technicians have been visiting them every six months,…

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