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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Ben Tse and Samantha Butler


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Directly-elected district council seats cut in revamp  Listenfacebook
Fewer than 20 percent of district councillors will be chosen by the public in future, with the rest appointed or picked by various committees, under a plan unveiled by the government. Announcing the proposed changes, Chief Executive John Lee says they will ensure only patriots govern Hong Kong. Damon Pang reports:
Mixed response to district council changes  Listenfacebook
The government's proposed revamp of district administration has been generally welcomed by lawmakers and others. But one district councillor said the changes would limit the ability of government to hear and respond to the needs and desires of Hong Kong people. Wendy Wong reports:
Thousands expected to use medicine delivery service  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority (HA) has announced it will launch a new medication delivery service at its specialist out-patient clinics, providing patients with an additional way to receive their drugs. After consultations, patients will be able to make appointments for medication delivery via the HA’s mobile app. There will be a flat delivery fee of $65, regardless of the number, weight, or size of medications, or where the patient lives. The service will initially be rolled out at Queen Mary and Tseung Kwan O hospital specialist clinics from May 15. The HA’s Chief Pharmacist, Dr Benjamin Lee, told Elvis Yu that he expected 2,000 patients a day would use the initial service:
Call to subsidise delivery charges for low-income patients  Listenfacebook
A patients' rights group says the Hospital Authority's medication delivery service can reduce waiting times in hospital pharmacies, which can sometimes last for up to an hour. But Alex Lam, chairman of Hong Kong Patients' Voices, says he hopes the authority can consider reducing or waiving the $65 delivery charge for low-income families or elderly patients. He also told Samantha Butler that in future, he hoped the hospitals could offer remote consultations and a delivery service for chronic patients with repeat prescriptions:
Kan appointed to head police national security department  Listenfacebook
The director of the national security police has been named as the department's new head. Andrew Kan succeeds deputy commissioner, Edwina Lau, following her retirement. Frank Yung reports:
HK's economy expands 2.7 percent in Q1  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's economy has rebounded after contracting 3.5 percent last year. According to advance government estimates, GDP expanded 2.7 percent in the first three months of this year following four consecutive quarters of contraction. The Chief Executive says the economy this year will definitely be better than last, as Frank Yung reports: