Doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Sam Tsang

Overseas doctor recruitment row intensifies as hospital consultants and Hong Kong health minister call on Medical Council to explain why it rejected the proposals

  • Public Hospital Consultant Association, which represents about 190 senior doctors, expresses ‘extreme regret’ over rejection of proposals
  • Health minister Sophia Chan says consensus had been reached on plan to scrap internships for overseas doctors and expresses disappointment Medical Council scuppered the idea
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Doctors at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kowloon. A recent poll by the Democratic Party found that 57 per cent of respondents were unhappy with the services at Hong Kong public hospitals. Photo: Sam Tsang

Politicians offer prescription for Hong Kong’s troubled public hospitals: more overseas doctors, fewer immigrants

  • Democratic Party survey shows 57 per cent of Hong Kong residents unhappy with the service at public hospitals
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Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kowloon. A recent poll by the Democratic Party found that 57 per cent of respondents were unhappy with the services at Hong Kong public hospitals. Photo: Sam Tsang
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