Patients wait in the accident and emergency room at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in December 2017. The shortage of doctors at public hospitals has lengthened wait times for patients. Photo: Winson Wong

Flu season a reminder of Hong Kong’s pressing need for more foreign-trained doctors in public hospitals

Michelle J. Tao says it is in the public interest for the government to loosen restrictions on foreign-trained doctors practising in the city, to cut waiting times and ease the pressure on overworked staff

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Patients wait in the accident and emergency room at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in December 2017. The shortage of doctors at public hospitals has lengthened wait times for patients. Photo: Winson Wong
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