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'Public want more info on vaccine compensation cases'

2021-06-17 HKT 17:08
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  • Alex Lam says the government should be more transparent about compensation given to people who experience complications from Covid-19 jabs. File photo: RTHK
    Alex Lam says the government should be more transparent about compensation given to people who experience complications from Covid-19 jabs. File photo: RTHK
A patients' rights activist on Thursday urged the government to release more details about cases where people receive compensation after suffering complications from Covid-19 jabs.

A HK$1 billion fund set up for the purpose has so far received 74 applications.

A total of HK$450,000 has been granted to date, for three cases in which people were either taken into hospital, or suffered from anaphylaxis or Bell’s Palsy after vaccination.

Alex Lam, who chairs the group Hong Kong Patients' Voices, said the public would like to know more about the seriousness of the cases, which vaccine those involved had received, and whether or not they have recovered.

“Perhaps the government will be able to provide us with further information. In particular, the background information of these claims, whether there are serious damages to the persons, the exact nature of the damage to those people getting the vaccinations,” he said.

On Thursday, the Centre for Health Protection reported no new coronavirus cases, local or imported.

It marked the tenth consecutive day that the SAR had recorded zero additional local Covid-19 infections.