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CE Election & special needs dental care (25 Mar 2017)


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On Sunday, 1,194 members of the Election Committee will cast their vote for Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive. And the winner will be …. Well, let’s put it this way – it will be no surprise. Over the past week, the three candidates, Carrie Lam, John Tsang and Woo Kwok-hing, appeared together in two forums to state their cases. With us in the studio are Liberal Party leader Felix Chung, and Ip Kin-yuen, Vice-convenor of the Professional Guild. When all is going well, we tend to pay little attention to our teeth. When problems arise toothache is a right pain. To avoid this requires dental care, and oral health also impacts eating, the digestive system, speech, appearance and social acceptance. It is, in other words, an important part of the quality of life. Yet, it’s easily neglected. For those who can’t afford private treatment, Hong Kong has just eleven government dental health clinics. Hong Kong island has just one. But the situation is worse for people with disabilities which is why a pilot scheme was launched to help them. Although this scheme proved to be successful it may soon be shut down.

The Pulse
Publish Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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