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HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Fast facts about Hong Kong's healthcare system

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Thomas Fuller said “health is not valued till sickness comes”. Health is a state of body and mind in which all organs are free of injury and illness. Generally, health is very dear to every person to sustain the quality and status of life. It is acknowledged globally that health cannot be improved without advancement in health sciences. 

Moreover, keen efforts for healthy life style can lead you towards a safe and healthy future. There are over seven billion people in this world and there are about 196 countries. Majority of people are deprived of basic health care facilities; availability of life saving drugs, non-healthy living standards, inadequacy of clean water and malnutrion. Carelessness attitutudes of governments aggravate the health care problems.

On global level the reforms and tremendous healthcaresystemare acknowledged. International health care system deals with public health care across the border and national boundaries. One subset of it is to prepare travelers for immunizations, preventive techniques and post-travel care for exotic sickness. Most of the achievements and works are done in private sectors by NGO’s.

The international healthcare services are potable water, vitamin supplements, malnutrition and endemic and epidemic infections alleviation.

Every year 40600 people fall sick due to various reasons.In this adverse condition however, there are some countries who have examplary health care sysetms. In these adverse situation of administration some countries have set a flawless example to the rest of the world. According to Bloomsberg; Hong Kong has the most efficent healthcaresystem of the world.

Leading universities of the world are now aware of international health issues. So, they have cofined departments and research centers for global health. They offer global level degrees in international health. The world is now threatened with new issues regarding health because a disease cannot stay in borders. It spreads like a wild fire. In this perspective international healthcare system should follow Hong Kong.

There are 42 public and 13 private hospitals in the country. Some hospitals are affiliated with the hospitals of UK. The healthcaresystem is under ministry but private sector is an increasing and successful sector. It is also a great sector for investment.

There are various private polyclinics and dental clinics that provide efficient health facilities. Hong Kong is the healthiest place in the world according to statistics. The educational and environmental reforms are remarkable. An expatriate is a patient who is not the resident of country.

International and local healthcareorganizations provide health insurance for expats if they are not facilitated by employers. It is almost compulsory for international travellers to have expat health insurance. Some countries do not provide financial support to expatriate patients, in order to avoid expensive installments and charges to hospital.

It should be of core importance to foreign patients. Hospitals ask credit cards in case of admittance. The childbirth facilities are also expensive. NGO’s and some private sector companies provide honorable way of getting insurance to make this world a health place to live in.

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