Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. A think tank said the city’s doctor-to-patient ratio is below the standard of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong needs 11,000 more doctors to meet global standard, local think tank says

  • City has 1.9 doctors per 1,000 residents, but development body advises 3.4
  • Calls renewed for Medical Council to loosen restrictions on overseas doctors
Topic |   Medicine

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Doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. A think tank said the city’s doctor-to-patient ratio is below the standard of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photo: Felix Wong
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Joseph Lau would not go into the reasons for the many options’ rejection. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Disappointment across the board as Hong Kong Medical Council rejects solutions to solving city’s shortage of doctors

  • Four proposals turned down at meeting as council chairman says ‘I’ve done everything I can’
  • The government, a major doctors’ association and a patients’ group have expressed their frustration
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Joseph Lau would not go into the reasons for the many options’ rejection. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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