Doctors have voiced their dismay over the reluctance of most insurers to offer compensation insurance for medical workers. Their concerns came after the Hong Kong Medical Association yesterday said only nine of more than 70 underwriters in Hong Kong had so far expressed an interest. An association spokesman claimed it had made progress as the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers asked for a response on Wednesday. However, both the Medical Association and the federation refused to release the list of the nine insurance companies, saying the information was provided only to doctors. Medical Association council member Louis Shih Tai-cho said he was disappointed with the cold response. Kwok Ka-ki, convenor of the Action Group on Medical Policy, also said he was dismayed by the companies' attitudes.