The Ombudsman, Ms Connie Lau, held a press conference this morning (13 Dec) to announce the results of two direct investigations, namely “Social Welfare Department’s Monitoring of Services of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly” and “Government’s Regulation of Proprietary Chinese Medicine”. The Office of the Ombudsman is concerned about reports appearing in the media from time to time alleging that some residential care homes for the elderly (“RCHEs”) treated residents with neglect and even abused the residents. The society at large demands that the Government should strengthen its monitoring of RCHEs and improve the current regulatory legislation to prevent recurrence of the above mentioned problems. In this light, The Ombudsman has conducted this direct investigation.
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Source: Office of The Ombudsman, China