First consultation session for policy address covers health technology
Chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held the first consultation session for her last policy address on Thursday, covering the aspect of health technology.
The session was held at Government House and attended by Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit Wing-hang, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu,
Other government officials and more than 30 stakeholders including lawmakers, scientists, and a university president attended the session as well.
Lam said she had held very meaningful exchanges of views with the stakeholders after spending two hours with them. She pointed out that the government has all along been pressing ahead with the development of innovation and technology in the city, with innovative healthcare and health technology being one of the focus areas.
She noted that the anti-epidemic work has highlighted the importance of the application of IT and that health technology should be widely used in society to meet the various challenges arising from the aging population.
She added that Hong Kong has good prospects in developing health technology and exploring the immense business opportunities.
Lam also expressed her gratitude to the stakeholders for their participation and views and said that she would consider in full their opinions while she formulates the Policy Address.
Some 30 other consultation sessions via physical meetings or video conferencing will be held in the coming two months.
Areas to be covered range from people's livelihoods and welfare, finance, commerce and trade, aviation, legal services, IT, education and labor to land and housing, medical and health services, sports, arts and culture and sustainable development.
Lam will also meet with specific groups and representatives as well as members of the public to listen to their views on various topics.