Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

More staff must be what doctors ordered

  • The shortage of qualified medical practitioners at public hospitals calls for greater recruitment, including from abroad, or the crisis will only deepen as the population ages

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Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. The Hospital Authority estimates that the city’s public hospitals are 350 doctors short at all times. Photo: Nora Tam

Medical Council chief calls for open vote on foreign-trained doctors amid Hong Kong’s crippling staff shortage so ‘everyone is held responsible’

  • At issue is whether to exempt foreign-trained doctors from internship requirements
  • Council under fire for failing to pass proposals to recruit more doctors
Topic |   Medicine

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Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. The Hospital Authority estimates that the city’s public hospitals are 350 doctors short at all times. Photo: Nora Tam
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