HK medical institute to provide cancer screening for mainlanders

Updated: 2014-09-25 13:54


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A top medical institute in Hong Kong announced on Sept 24 that it will provide high-end cancer screening services for customers on the Chinese mainland.

Jack Chan, general manager of the Specialist Consortium, a comprehensive healthcare service provider in Hong Kong, said customers from the Chinese mainland will receive world-class tailor-made cancer screening services at its medical center in Hong Kong, and the number of customers it receives will be limited to 15 a day to ensure quality service.

The institute will also cooperate with insurance companies so customers who have passed cancer screening with no tumors found but are found with tumors at other medical institutes within one year of the screening will be compensated, he said.

The number of cancer patients in China has been rising in recent years. In Beijing alone in 2012, more than 40,000 new cancer cases were found, an increase of 3.2 over the previous year, according to Beijing’s Health and Family Planning Commission.