Life expectancy at birth is projected to reach 82 for men and 88 for women in 2031, one of the longest in the world. This is a remarkable achievement for Hong Kong's health care services. The Government will continue to provide affordable lifelong holistic care to each individual and strive to further improve the health status of the community.

ONE of the cornerstones of the Government's health care policies is that no one should be denied adequate medical treatment through lack of means. The public health care sector provides a range of services and facilities to meet the health care needs of the community.