Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam
Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong must allow in overseas-trained doctors, or suffer the public health consequences

  • It is high time to make the necessary changes to boost our supply of public doctors to address a critical need in society
  • If we do not, we risk jeopardising the quality of our health care services, which means citizens are likely to suffer adverse outcomes

Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam
Medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei on January 24, 2019. Hong Kong’s public doctors are overworked. Photo: Nora Tam
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.