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免轉介物理治療修訂拖近半年 議員聯業界促盡早修例

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政府去年在施政報告中提出修訂《輔助醫療業條例》,容許物理治療師和職業治療師可於指定情況下,免轉介直接服務病人,惟有關建議提出至今約半年,修訂仍未提交立法會審議。有議員今日(9日)聯同物理治療業界舉行記者會,要求政府盡早提交修例建議,以減少病人的輪候治療時間,同時紓緩醫療體系壓力。

現時市民需經醫生轉介方可接受物理治療服務,有病人因公營醫療系統輪候時間過長,只好向私家醫生求診,令病人需繳付更高昂的醫療費用。議員陳穎欣認為,修訂條例可讓物理治療服務更為普及,使市民可更快得到治療,又指現時物理治療師已具有足夠專業知識,若加以善用可及早介入治療,有助紓缓醫療體系的壓力。

香港物理治療師協會會長陳黃怡表示,現行安排令病人在整個輪候期間需要忍受痛楚和行動不便,病情或因輪候時間過長未能及時跟進而惡化,更令病人需承受不必要的痛楚,促請政府盡早修例已解決問題。市民阿珍指,丈夫長年受腰背痛困擾,早前因私家醫生轉介物理治療服務要額外收費,所以轉往公營醫院求醫,在漫長專科輪候時間後,才獲醫生轉介至物理治療師跟進,但在完成公營醫院訂立的醫療方案後,又要另有醫生的轉介信方可再在外尋求物理治療服務。

原文網址:免轉介物理治療修訂拖近半年 議員聯業界促盡早修例 | on.cc東網 | 港澳 https://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20230309/bkn-20230309144248946-0309_00822_001.html

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