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Caring and Inclusive Community, Healthcare

Caring and Inclusive Community

  • $680 million to support vocational and professional education, extending the Pilot Incentive Scheme to Employers and the Pilot Subsidy Scheme for Students of Professional Part-time Programmes for 5 years
  • $100 million reserved to support self-financing post-secondary institutions to form Alliance of Universities in Applied Sciences
  • No. of Community Care Service Vouchers to increase to 11 000 in the year
  • No. of Residential Care Service Vouchers for the Elderly to increase to 5 000 from second quarter this year
  • Implement a 3-year pilot scheme in 2024 to provide additional subsidy of $500 per month for employed disabled recipients of CSSA
  • Set up 10 aided, standalone childcare centres in phases, adding 900 places for child day-care services within 3 years
  • Extend the After School Care Programme for Pre-primary Children in phases to cover all districts. No. of service places to increase to about 1 200 within 3 years


  • Press ahead with construction of the Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Government Chinese Medicines Testing Institute, expected to begin service in phases from end 2025
  • Tobacco control: Increase the duty on cigarettes by 80 cents per stick, with immediate effect

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