Hong Kong doctors call on government to allow private practitioners to prescribe oral anti-Covid drugs

Doctors have suggested the Hong Kong government allow private practitioners to prescribe new oral anti-Covid drugs, saying the move could help reduce the number of severe cases at the community level, especially among the elderly.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday that she was open to the idea, as long as private doctors were willing to help treat Covid-19 patients and not just refer them to already overburdened public hospitals.Dr Shea Tat-ming, a private specialist in…

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