But, this was not the end of their story, nor for the Le Sheng Sanatorium. In 1990s, a new conflict had fell upon residents of the sanatorium.
After 60 years, the once-remote Zhongzheng Road had become a main street. The government had decided to acquire the land where the Le Sheng Sanatorium stood for the construction of a Metro Rapid Transit maintenance depot. A series of negotiation and protest ensued, making it clear that the leprosy patients refused to relocate. However, the patients and the Youth Alliance for Lo Sheng had failed to preserve the entire site. Nevertheless, it was considered a partial victory as their actions prevented part of the site from the destruction. This seemed to be the end of the conflict.
In the recent years though, this issue had arisen again. The construction of the maintenance depot had caused movement in the bedrocks, endangering the lives of the patients in the Sanatorium. Much like what the citizen journalist, Mu-Qing Hu, had said, “We have lost the peace in our old age.” After several decades of unrest, the leprosy patients are still struggling to comfortably live out their lives in peace.