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
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