The sight of overworked, exhausted doctors and nurses struggling to cope with the influx of local people seeking treatment in hospitals and clinics has come as a shock to the whole community. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Now as before, Hong Kong doctors’ argument for shutting out foreign competition does not stand up to scrutiny

  • Patient welfare should rank higher in doctors’ priorities than their own status. Their years of opposition to sensible changes to the entry requirements for foreign-trained doctors, so as to ease a manpower shortage, must end

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The sight of overworked, exhausted doctors and nurses struggling to cope with the influx of local people seeking treatment in hospitals and clinics has come as a shock to the whole community. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse

Mike Rowse has lived in Hong Kong since 1972, and is a naturalised Chinese citizen. He spent six years in the ICAC from 1974 to 1980, then 28 years in the government as an administrative officer until retirement in December 2008. He is now the search director for Stanton Chase International, and also hosts a radio talk show and writes regularly for both English and Chinese media.