Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage

Your editorial "Ease limit on overseas doctors (October 6)" is mostly typical of the health-care coverage of your newspaper: short, shallow and populist.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 4:53am

1-year contract only for overseas doctors

Overseas doctors recruited to work in public hospitals without having to pass the local licensing examination will be given only one-year contracts and will receive the same pay as local doctors.

The recruitment exercise is the first of its kind to be introduced by the Hospital Authority to tackle its manpower shortage.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

New residency rules could lure rich buyers, pushing up prices

Luxury homes in London may become more expensive if plans to relax residency rules for rich foreigners become law.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Doctors in despair at poor prospects

The biggest group of specialists in Hong Kong's public hospitals are angry at their poor career prospects, with Hospital Authority figures showing the lowest-ranking doctors have to wait an average of 16 years for promotion.

5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai migrants denounce complex residency scheme

Migrants to Shanghai hoping to qualify for a pilot scheme offering permanent residency have complained that the rules are opaque and criteria too difficult to meet, the city's official media reported yesterday.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Doctors seek new night duty guidelines

Union wants 14-hour limit on shifts and pay reflecting late working arrangements

Public doctors are fighting for a new night-duty system and flexible working hours to reduce their overtime.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Doctors plan reform protest

More than 1,000 hospital doctors will take to the street to protest against radical health reforms they claim will seriously compromise the quality of service.

5 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Public housing windfall for migrants

About 5,300 migrant families became eligible for public housing overnight after the Housing Authority relaxed its rules.

They are among 32,000 applicants who become eligible under the new rules from today.

The changes were approved by the authority's Rental Housing Committee yesterday.

5 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Town residency rules revamped

China is to reform its township residency registration system to allow rural workers who have migrated to towns or small cities to have the same social benefits as urban residents.

This was announced by a senior official of the State Council Development Research Centre.

26 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Extra time for Mount Davis move refused

CALLS by Mount Davis residents, whose homes are to be demolished to improve slope safety, for increased moving allowances and extra time to make preparations have been rejected by the Housing Department.

6 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Residency law row

BRITAIN has been accused of misinterpreting the Basic Law over the issue of permanent residency by a PWC sub-group.

The social and security sub-group issued a statement after its meeting yesterday, saying Britain was wrong to suggest Hong Kong migrants be unconditionally offered permanent residency after 1997.

24 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Brightest doctors victims of 'unfair' system

SOME of Hong Kong's brightest young doctors may be excluded from a proposed specialist register, while those who take longer to make the grade are touted as being among the best in their field.

7 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Medical move 'would place lives at risk'

PATIENTS' lives will be put in danger if some doctors accepted as fellows by the Academy of Medicine are registered as specialists by the Medical Council, other doctors say.

1 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Day-care centre opens despite threats

A CONTROVERSIAL day-care centre for former mental patients in Laguna City admitted its first batch of clients yesterday, despite threats of violence from some hostile residents.

The six patients receiving pre-vocational and domestic training at the centre will be joined by another group in the next few weeks, say staff.

15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am