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Public concerns over possible government cuts in services; Interview with the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food (20 Feb 2003)


To balance its books in the face of a record HK$70 billion deficit, the government has pledged to save HK$20 billion in the next four years. There is public and cross-party concern that this will result in cuts in services, especially in the medical field, and a reduction in benefit payments to the elderly and disabled. The administration says it will consider all sectors of society before drafting next month's budget. While in the studio, Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong, the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, the official responsible for overseeing any such reductions, talks to presenter Janine Graham.

A Week In Politics
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2003
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