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3Novices:Hong Kong’s new welfare chief urges action to ease plight of city’s elderly carers

Hong Kong’s new welfare minister called for an urgent review of the support network for the tens of thousands of elderly people who serve as caregivers as he proposed an inquiry into a tragedy in which an 80-year-old man strangled his chronically ill wife.
The killing in a Shau Kei Wan public housing flat exposed a problem in a rapidly-ageing city where close to a third of the elderly are cared for by their spouses and community-based services are fully stretched.
Secretary for Labour and…
July 10, 2017 at 05:33AM http://ift.tt/2u7IfX1
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