Calling from Hong Kong

This is my second visit to Hong Kong (HK) after 25 years. The transfer from the UK to China was taking place just then. In spite of the transfer the change seem to be gradual.

Two years ago when I wrote the small booklet on Covid, I started with Hong Kong’s experience. Now I can physically see their life style. Masking is 100%. Keeping pace with masking while outside all the time was not easy. A number others reminded often me that my mask was down.

One of the thoughts I present to my students is that HK is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. I could visualise it this time. There are only high rise apartments. There are hardly any single houses. Poverty appears to be hidden in these skyscrapers.

Using QR code efficiently is somthing we can learn from Hong Kong. The visa and health details were entered in India before I left India. QR code was issued. From arrival every contact is through the QR code. Till today we had an amber colour code restricting certain public movements. Today it turned green and that gives unrestricted movement. It removes long queues.

I hope to keep in touch through more frequent blogs.


Published by rajaratnamabel

Having completed my undergraduate medical education from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Then I had the privilege of completing my Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. I could also complete my PhD in Chennai, India. Based on my extensive work in nutrition backed by a number of scientific publication, I also received the Fellowship of the International College of Nutrition (FICN). I retired from active service in 2005. Since then God enabled me to be a Consultant Public Health Physician, at the SUHAM Trust of the DHAN Foundation in Madurai. I am involved in providing community based health care support to a large number Self Help Groups in 14 Indian states.

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  1. Hello Dr. Abel wonderfull to hear from you, from Hongkong. I do hope your work is fruitfull and exciting and wish you all the best as you serve the medical fraternity with your varied experince in public life.


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