HK hospital covered by State insurance
2014-June-10 Source: Szdaily web edition
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Local residents might be able use their medical insurance cards to pay for services at C-MER (Shenzhen) Dennis Lam Eye Hospital next month at the earliest, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

The hospital is the first Hong Kong-funded hospital on the Chinese mainland to be included in the government’s medical insurance coverage, the Daily report said.

Lam formerly served as dean and a professor in the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for 13 years. He is now the director of a national ophthalmology laboratory at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and the honorary president of the university’s ophthalmology hospital.

The hospital charges patients 500 yuan (US$81) or 800 yuan based on doctors’ profiles. The fee covers treatment, registration and basic checks, according to Lam.

Patients will be able to use medical insurance cards to pay for part of their treatment fees in the hospital, according to the Daily report.

A world-renowned doctor, Lam has recently been selected as one of the most influential figures in ophthalmology in the world and claimed the senior achievement award of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. Lam is the only expert to win these two honors in China.

Lam’s hospital received 15,000 patient visits for outpatient services and 1,500 visits for hospitalization last year.

“We are inviting outstanding experts from around the world to help improve service in Shenzhen,” said Lam.

Editor: Olivia
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