James To urged Administration to assist promptly HK residents stranded in India
About one to two thousand Hong Kong residents who have stranded in India have seek help from Legislators to request the Administration to send flights to bring them back to Hong Kong. Legislator Ted Hui has today sent a letter to make such a request. Legislator James To has received 2 urgent patient cases. He urged Hong Kong Government to promptly repatriate the Hong Kong residents back to Hong Kong and if cannot do so right now, must ensure medicine would be sent to the Hong Kong patients there so as to protect their lives first.
Among the patient cases, there is one lady who has Addisons Disease. She is on steroids (Hydrocortisone tablets and Fludrocortisone tablets). She could not find the medicine in the city Tarn Taran she is staying now. She has already reduced her dose of medicine to half and there is still one week supply left. If she doesn’t take the medicine, she can’t get up the following day. She is really worried and feeling helpless right now.
Another patient case is one old man who is a security guard in Hong Kong. He has been undergoing psychiatric treatment for over 20 years. He has regular appointments in Hong Kong every 4 weeks. Because of the national lockdown in India, he had missed his recent appointment. While he is worried about lacking medicine, he is also worried about the medicine that he is taking would have serious side effect of being able to destroy white blood cells and that might endanger his health.
James To urged the Administration to send flights to India promptly to bring back the Hong Kong residents who have been stranded there. The Administration could arrange the priority flights similar to the repatriation exercise in Wubei. Before any flight can be arranged, the Administration needs to immediately arrange medicine to be sent to the Hong Kong patients stranded in India.
James To Kun-sun
Democratic Party Legislator