Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP
Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP
Ken Chu
Opinion

Opinion

Ken Chu

Relaxing the rules on doctors trained overseas will ease Hong Kong’s shortages, but only in the short term

  • The government’s proposal to allow more foreign-trained doctors is expedient but, ultimately, Hong Kong has to train more doctors of its own and explore technology to complement the city’s health care

Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP
Medical staff outside Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4, 2020. The city is struggling with a shortage of health care workers. Photo: AFP
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Ken Chu

Ken Chu

Ken Chu (LLD) is the chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group with businesses in hospitality, leisure, entertainment, sports, wellness and education in China. Born in Hong Kong, he graduated from the Western University in Canada. He feels fortunate to have witnessed the success of China’s economic reform, and firmly believes Hong Kong will continue to be a leading global metropolis.