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No will to tackle city’s private hospitals

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The government has a habit of making generous land grants to private clubs, international schools and private hospitals, a policy that dates back to the colonial era.

All three have evolved into sectors providing privileges for the wealthy elites using public resources. While they are not the causes of extreme inequality in Hong Kong, they contribute to them. If land is in short supply, this land grant policy needs to be radically revamped.

Recent focus has been on private clubs, especially the 170-hectare Fanling golf course run by the exclusive Hong Kong Golf Club, and to a lesser extent, on international schools. But this land issue with private hospitals is as relevant, if not more so, in light of the shortage of public doctors and hospital beds.

Of the 11 long-standing........

© South China Morning Post