Professor Fok Tai-fai, a member of the city’s Medical Council, discusses the need to recruit foreign-trained doctors. Photo: Handout

Medical Council member says look to Singapore as a solution for Hong Kong’s crippling doctor shortage in public hospitals

  • Professor Fok Tai-fai praises the Lion City’s model for foreign-trained doctors
  • Points out that ‘the amount of imported talent can be increased or cut’
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Professor Fok Tai-fai, a member of the city’s Medical Council, discusses the need to recruit foreign-trained doctors. Photo: Handout
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An advertisement for the Greater Bay Area project displayed at an MTR station in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Fung Chang

Has the Greater Bay Area opened doors for Hong Kong’s doctors to expand or is red tape still an issue?

  • Some accept the hassle for chance to tap into lucrative market while others argue easing of restrictions could solve Hong Kong’s medical manpower crunch
  • Despite lower cost of living across the border, doctors can still charge patients Hong Kong rates
Topic |   Greater Bay Area

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An advertisement for the Greater Bay Area project displayed at an MTR station in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo: Fung Chang
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