He made this statement on a TV program on Saturday morning, and reiterated that there are no prerequisites for organ donation to specify the genders, age, or occupation of the recipients, which he said is a breach of the principle of altruism.
Lo also stated that no lives are more worth saving or more important than others.
Lo stressed that the centralized organ donation registry saw a net increase of over 2,200 since last December after canceling the opt-out applications.
He called on the public to continue to support organ donation, and said that authorities should actively promote the new cross-boundary organ transplant mutual assistance mechanism if it can help patients get a second chance in their lives.
The health chief also noted that police would only target and investigate cases in which certain people attack the mechanism with untrue claims.
He also stated that canceling one's name in the centralized registry is not an illegal act.
Lo also reported that Hong Kong has just experienced another wave of the Covid
-19 pandemic, and infections have peaked.
However, he said that the latest wave of the pandemic would not significantly impact the healthcare system.
On behalf of the government and citizens, Lo extended gratitude towards the government's team of Covid
He also stated that Covid
can now be treated as an ordinary upper respiratory disease, and there is no need to isolate patients or carry out work on contact tracing.