VIP Treat­ment for Law­maker

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DAB leg­is­la­tor Tam Yiu-chung has had to apol­o­gize for al­legedly be­ing given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment at Queen El­iz­a­beth Hospi­tal in May when he went in for an op­er­a­tion to re­move a polyp near his ear. A post to a Face­book page for pub­lic hospi­tal doc­tors al­leged that Tam was al­lowed to jump the surgery queue, and both he and his wife were al­lowed into staff-only ar­eas. Tam’s wife also en­tered the op­er­at­ing the­ater’s ster­ile area with­out un­der­go­ing the cor­rect dis­in­fec­tion pro­ce­dures. Tam has since apol­o­gized for the “in­con­ve­nience” caused, al­though he claims that he did not ask for any spe­cial priv­i­leges. The hospi­tal said the ar­range­ments were made by staff with­out their man­agers’ knowl­edge. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way. Our take: This must be what’s keep­ing pub­lic hospi­tal staff busy…

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